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<b>Walbury</b>Posted by ginger ttImage © Ian Freeman
Nearest Town:Newbury (10km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SU373616 / Sheet: 174
Latitude:51° 21' 6.13" N
Longitude:   1° 27' 51.55" W

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'The name is from that of a curvilinear earthwork upon the hill OE Weala byrig, 'Briton's or Welshman's fort'. In Gough's Camden it is called Cornhill, which may be the older name...'

Berkshire place names, G W B Huntingford
wysefool Posted by wysefool
12th May 2007ce

from 'Berkshire' by Ian Yarrow

'... the camp is enclosed within a single rampart and ditch, and a walk right round is about one mile in length. A Neolithic axehead and a Bronze Age urn have been found within the camp, indicating that it was in use for some purpose before the Iron Age.'
wysefool Posted by wysefool
7th May 2007ce