ST9736 : Iron Age settlement near Stockton Wood, Stockton

taken 10 years ago, near to Stockton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Iron Age settlement near Stockton Wood, Stockton
Iron Age settlement near Stockton Wood, Stockton
This view looking north-north-east is of chalk downland adjacent to Stockton Wood at a height of about 200m. The bumpiness of the ground here are the remains of a huge Iron Age settlement covering 60 acres which continued right through the Roman period and which reached its prosperity in the mid-late 4th century. The settlement covered not only the downland here and to the north-west, but also the eastern end of Stockton Woods behind the camera. A part of this downland, as well as this end of the woods, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Out of sight before the clump of trees, Ralph's Cover, is a dry chalk valley, called a bottom, which runs north-east down to the valley of the River Wylye. This valley is the foot of the hills in the far distance.
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ST9736, 5 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 July, 2007
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 971 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.5422N 2:2.5262W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 970 360
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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