SP1721 : On top of the ramparts

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourton-on-The-Water, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

On top of the ramparts
On top of the ramparts
This gate, also on the Gustav Holst Way, is actually on top of some large earthworks. It is part of the Salmonsbury area, just to the north-east of Bourton-on-the-Water, and was an Early Iron Age encampment. The enclosed section included double ditches and ramparts and takes in an unusually large swathe of land; it occupies a flat gravel-rich plain between higher ground and is thought to be more like a market area rather than a fort. Discoveries include currency bars, but the place is known by its Saxon name - Salmonsbury. Other finds include evidence of occupation by the Belgae tribe for a time too about the time of the Roman invasion.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1736 2113 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.3075N 1:44.9499W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1735 2113
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Gate  Gustav Holst Way  Iron Age Settlement 

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