TF3465 : Horncastle Hill, Old Bolingbroke

taken 5 years ago, near to Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Horncastle Hill, Old Bolingbroke
Horncastle Hill, Old Bolingbroke
Snow certainly adds something to a run-of-the-mill photo. I wouldn't have been up here had it not have been for the snow.
The gated field is grazing land for cattle and is known as Dewy Hill. It is said that a fortified house or a small castle was probably built here. The evidence for a castle/fortified house is a bank and ditch, animal bones, charcoal, a belt buckle, a hone (a sharpening stone for a cutting tool) and a few sherds.
I has also been written that the earthwork on Dewy Hill was occupied in the 11th and 12th centuries with buildings of some kind, but the evidence being too slender for a castle. It goes on to say that it may be pre–conquest or even prehistoric.
Horncastle Hill is a single-track road with passing places and there is one at the entrance to the gated field.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3463 6544 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.1433N 0:0.7545E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3461 6542
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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