SU3075 : Membury Hillfort the ramparts

taken 10 years ago, near to Lambourn Woodlands, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Membury Hillfort  the ramparts
Membury Hillfort the ramparts
A view of the ramparts that surround this 34 acre iron-age hillfort near its south entrance. It stands on clay with flints on a chalk subsoil which today is mostly cultivated alongside woodland SU3075 : Membury Camp. 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 (Archive LinkExternal link ) . See other views at SU3075 and Gallery at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 March, 2009
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 302 750 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.4221N 1:33.9858W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 301 750
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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