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About a mile and a half from [Stoke Edith] Mansion, on the south-west, and ocupying the summit of a commanding eminence, is St Ethelbert's Camp, said, by popular tradition, to be the spot where Ethelbert pitched his tents when on his journey to the Court of King Offa.*
p590 of 'The Beauties of England and Wales' v6 (1805).

The Herefordshire on-line SMR says that the Ordnance survey first changed the name on the map to 'Backbury' in 1926. Landslides have obscured the defences in places.

*Sadly that was where he met his fate, at Sutton Walls.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th August 2007ce
Edited 27th August 2007ce

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