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Hope Bowdler Hill

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


An Iron Age field system occupies the top of Hope Bowdler Hill. Pastscape description:

On the south facing pasture slopes of Hope Bowdler Hill, between the 1000 and 1100 foot contours, are the remains of a Celtic field system in two well defined groups. The first, centred SO 479933, comprises a group of eight fields occupying a southern spur. The lynchets range from 0.3m to 2.0m in height, with field banks, some containing much loose stone, up to 0.2m in height. The fields measure about 200.0m by 70.0m.

The eastern group, centred SO 485934, has smaller fields (about 100.0m by 50.0m) but the lynchets are larger (up to 2.5m in height).
Adjoining this group on the east are two cultivation terraces measuring 70.0m and 120.0m in length and 20.0m in width, with lynchets between 2.5m and 3.0m in height. Later cultivation has destroyed the lower portions of the system.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th April 2011ce
Edited 17th April 2011ce

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