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Battlesbury Camp



Naturally you would assume that once upon a time a great battle was fought here - that was certainly the current story recorded by Ella Noyes in 1913 (and quoted in Katy Jordan's 'The Haunted Landscape' (2000)). There are indeed many camps around here, and battles have no doubt been fought (eg at Bratton) but Jordan supports the idea that the name originally came from the name Paettel - it's the burh of Paettel or 'Paettel'sburh' - and has gradually been changed over the years. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd August 2004ce
Edited 15th March 2009ce

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