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The Frith


<b>The Frith</b>Posted by ginger ttImage © Ian Freeman
Nearest Town:Basingstoke (11km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU62686308 / Sheet: 175
Latitude:51° 21' 46" N
Longitude:   1° 5' 58.57" W

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Visited 30.9.10.
A lovely Autumn evening, blue skies, white fluffy clouds, sheep bleating in the fields and a stroll through the woods up to a Hillfort – what a way to spend an hour! (The only thing spoiling the peace was gun shots in the distance – more of that later!)
Taking the road north from Silchester to Mortimer West End you come to a small turning on the left which leads to Little Heath House. There is a small parking are next to the house. There is public access to the site is along a track, past a locked barrier, by permission of Englefield Estate. The gravelled track forks twice – stay to the left. It takes 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the Hillfort.
The best preserved section is the western bank/ditch which is still over head height. Most of the centre of the site is fenced off and was full of sheep. On the way back to the car I bumped into chap with a shotgun over his arm – bit of a surprise! I guess he was the one making a noise in the first place! Not a bad place to visit when in the area although there isn't a massive amount to see.
Posted by CARL
5th October 2010ce

The Frith is a small univallate Iron Age hillfort to the north of Silchester Roman/Iron Age town. The single bank covers all sides apart from the south east and at the most is about 5 feet high on the western edge. The ditch is also traceable for the length of the bank all be it at varying states. ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
18th October 2009ce
Edited 18th October 2009ce