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Ebsbury Hill (Hillfort)

Remains of an Iron Age enclosed settlement, field system and possible hillfort, and a Romano-British enclosed settlement.

Church End Ring (Enclosure)

Iron Age Banjo Enclosure

Wick Ball Camp (Hillfort)

An Iron Age hillfort

Naish Hill (Hillfort)

Promontory fort discovered in 1954. Single eastern bank and ditch - very spread and 80ft wide, across neck of promontory. It has a causewayed entrance.

Knook Castle (Hillfort)

Sub-rectangular hillfort enclosing c1.75ha. The monument is in an area of intensive Prehistoric and Romano-British activity, including field systems, a trackway/boundary feature and a barrow

Grovely Castle (Hillfort)

The remains of a large hillfort once defended by a triple line of ramparts. A single rampart survives.

Forest Hill Farm (Hillfort)

A probable hillfort (unfinished) including trackways and lynchets

Tourner Bury (Plateau Fort)

Earthwork remains of an Iron Age univallate plateau hillfort

Oliver's Battery (Hillfort)

Earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillfort, with evidence for Roman occupation.

Merdon Castle (Hillfort)

Earthwork remains of an Iron Age univallate hillfort and a Medieval motte and bailey which reused the former site

Lockerley Camp (Plateau Fort)

An univallate, nearly circular, Iron Age Hill-fort, about 5 acres in extent, situated on a low gravel-capped plateau. Most of the earthwork has been reduced by ploughing, the western part having been completely levelled although its course can still be traced.

Hamble Common camp (Hillfort)

Earthwork remains of an Iron Age promontory fort or hillfort.

Gorley Hill (Hillfort)

Earthworks which are thought to be the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort or hillfort. Much damaged by gravel extraction.

Dunwood Camp (Hillfort)

Iron Age hillfort Dunwood Camp. Occupies the summit of a sandy hill. It has a single rampart but no definite indication of a ditch and it is possible that this earthwork was never completed.

Bridles Copse (Dyke)

Linear earthwork. One of several associated with a late Iron Age, precursor to the Roman town of Calleva. The earthwork is in Bridle's Copse,.

Blewbury Downs Tumuli (Round Barrow(s))

Two Bronze Age bell barrows known locally and in early archaeological publications as 'The Warrior Mounds' or 'The Warrior Barrows' situated at SU 5196 8326. The barrow mounds both survive as upstanding stone and earth mounds measuring 23 metres in diameter and standing up to 2.5 metres high. The mounds were originally surrounded by gently sloping berms 5 metres wide which have been obscured by later ploughing. Beyond the bern edges lie quarry ditches from which material was obtained during the mounds' construction. These have become infilled over the years but are known from earlier excavation and aerial photographs to survive as buried features 3 metres wide. Excavations carried out in 1848 and 1935 in the vicinity of the barrows produced finds from several periods including Iron Age and Roman pottery fragments, the cremated bones of a woman and child, a male skeleton, and Early Bronze Age dagger and an important selection of early Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery.

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Pewitt Farm Barrow (Round Barrow(s))

A tumulus near Pewit Farm, Lockinge, which is encroached upon
the south by the Ridgeway, was excavated by Stuart Piggott in

The barrow, more than half of which had been removed to within
a foot of the surface by the farmer, was found to be of
bell-type with the mound c. 44 ft. in diam. and the ditch c. 90
ft. in diameter.

Early-Middle Bronze Age sherds were found in the mound some
being of such a nature as to suggest that they were scooped-up
material from a hut floor or occupation site and not purely
funerary. There was a central oval grave, 5 by 3 by 3 feet
deep, which appears to have been plank-lined, and which
contained a cremation accompanied by a bronze awl and bronze
rivetted dagger which suggest transitional Early-Mid Bronze Age

One of the many barrows locally to be found on the Ridgeway path. The barrow is the remains of a Bronze age bell barrow situated near to Pewitts farm above Wantage. It was excavated in 1938 and there were several finds dating it to the mid Bronze age.

Woolley Downs Barrows (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Three round barrows situated in the south-west corner of
Woolley Downs, Chaddleworth, between the parish boundary and the
Hungerford-Wantage road, were excavated in 1933.
Barrows A and B were similar in construction, consisting of
deep circular ditches, seventy and ninety feet in diameter
respectively, the spoil being thrown up to form rings of rubble
No interments were found in A, but B. contained an empty pit
near the centre and an undated secondary cremation in the chalk
Finds from A and B included Romano-British pottery, and sherds
ranging throughout the Iron Age. Barrow C contained pottery
fragments of both these periods plus one beaker sherd and
several pieces of Early or Middle Bronze Age pottery. They may
have been erected as early as 400 B.C. but more likely about
the beginning of the Christian era.
Their purpose, which was not determined, may not have been
sepulchral. Associated occupation debris dates until the second
century AD.
[C.SU 3991 8046] Barrow C was quite different from A & B and
appears to be a Late Bronze Age "scraped-together" barrow. Two
empty pits were found beneath the barrow and a double
inhumation burial, possibly Saxon, across the ditch.

Little Coxwell Camp (Hillfort)

Also listed as Lower Coxwell Camp on the pastcape web site. Neolithic axe heads and flint scrapers have been found within the site and are kept in the Ashmolean museum.
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Hi i'm Ian Spent my school years In Andover Hants about 20 mins bike ride from Danebury Ring and most my adult life in Wantage in the Vale of the White Horse, so that explains my interest in all things ancient, Mainly hill forts.

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