SU1833 : Iron Age earthworks at Figsbury Ring

taken 13 years ago, near to Winterbourne Earls, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Iron Age earthworks at Figsbury Ring
Iron Age earthworks at Figsbury Ring
The earthworks on this strategic chalk hill may be an Iron Age hillfort, but if it is then it is a very strange hillfort. There is a roughly circular bank (left of photo) with an outer ditch, and some way within the enclosed area there is a roughly circular ditch (right of photo). Apparently the outer ditch is not deep enough to have provided all the material for the bank, but why would you build the inner ditch so far from the bank? A very odd ancient site with great views of the surrounding countryside (which includes Old Sarum to the west).
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Sunday, 23 January, 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 July, 2005
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Hill fort   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 18 33 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.0305N 1:44.2300W
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