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Battledown Camp


<b>Battledown Camp</b>Posted by juameiImage © Open Source Environment Agency LIDAR
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Nearest Town:Cheltenham (2km WNW)
OS Ref (GB):   SO9702921988 / Sheet: 163
Latitude:51° 53' 45.37" N
Longitude:   2° 2' 35.45" W

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<b>Battledown Camp</b>Posted by juamei


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Visited 5.5.12

Saw this on the map and just had to try to check it out.

The Hillfort is in the eastern suburbs of Cheltenham in the Charlton Kings district.

This is another of those Hillfort which is slowly but surely being swallowed up by housing.

Taking the minor road north off the very busy A40 we tried to access the site from the north. However we were met by private housing with various ‘Private Road – no access’ signs. At least the Hillfort is being recognised in some of the road signs – ‘The Camp’ and ‘Battledown’. No way in from this direction.

We then drove around to the south of the site which is more rural and looks a more likely access point. There is no public access across the fields but from the road I could see a row of trees in the distance which I suspect is where you would find what remains of the defences? We were heading home as Karen had to get to work so I didn’t have time to try to cross the field for a closer look – maybe next time?

E.H. has nothing to report on this site.
Posted by CARL
14th May 2012ce