TF3465 : Horncastle Hill, Old Bolingbroke

taken 7 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.
It 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)
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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Hill  Snow Scene  Historic Site  Gated Field  Grazing Land  Prehistoric Site  Pre-Conquest  Single-Track Road with Passing Places 

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