SU3086 : Ramparts, Uffington Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Woolstone, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Ramparts, Uffington Castle
Ramparts, Uffington Castle
Uffington Castle is an Iron Age hillfort and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Recent research by Oxford University suggests that Uffington Castle hillfort was constructed at the end of an earlier linear ditch in the 7th century BC with a single circuit of box rampart and opposing eastern and western entrances. In the 4th century BC the rampart was remodelled and the eastern entrance was blocked. There was very little evidence for activity within the enclosure and they concluded that the hillfort was used for periodic ceremonial gatherings associated with the White Horse.The hillfort was re-used and remodelled in Romano- British times, including for burial. By these times the White Horse could have been nearly 1,000 years old and it could have been its mythological attractions that drew people there, as is still the case today.LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3008 8636 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.5185N 1:34.0405W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 3008 8632
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