SU3075 : Membury Hillfort

taken 9 years ago, near to Lambourn Woodlands, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Membury Hillfort
Membury Hillfort
This is a view of the inner rampart surrounding this important iron-age hillfort which extends over an area of 34 acres (the ground on the left is part of the flat inner fort area). The fort 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)
Submitted
Friday, 6 March, 2009
Category
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 303 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.4703N 1:33.8990W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 302 750
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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