SU3075 : Membury Hillfort approach – ‘sheep may safely graze’

near to Lambourn Woodlands, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Membury Hillfort approach – ‘sheep may safely graze’
Membury Hillfort approach – ‘sheep may safely graze’
This is the slope up which the enemy would have had to climb in order to attack this iron-age hillfort from the south. The tops of the trees on the ramparts which surround the fort can be seen beyond the nearest tall clump. The fort itself covers an area of 34 acres and this large feature on which it stands consists of clay with flints on a chalk subsoil. Located just half a mile south-west of Membury Services on the M4 motorway, the hillfort is one of the most ancient sites in the region (the Berkshire-Wiltshire border bisects the fort). Roman-British pottery fragments were found here by excavations between 1977-87. But significant finds have also included flint artefacts from the mesolithic era (8000-4000 BC) which followed the last ice age, and flint tools from the neolithic era (4000-2000 BC) prior to the iron age. LinkExternal link. See other views at SU3075 and Gallery at: LinkExternal link
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2009
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Monday, 2 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 March, 2009
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Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 301 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.4062N 1:34.0637W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 301 747
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