SU2079 : Liddington Castle (complete), Liddington, Swindon

taken 16 years ago, near to Badbury, Swindon, England

Liddington Castle (complete), Liddington, Swindon
Liddington Castle (complete), Liddington, Swindon
In this view we can see the northern ramparts in their entirety. The hill fort is late bronze age/early iron age. LinkExternal link

The area of Liddington Hill beneath the fort has only ever been used for pastoral purposes in the time I have known it - there are sheep here now, cattle can be seen at other times - but in the distant past it may have seen arable uses as there are what appears to be strip lynchets just to the left of the disused chalkpit at the right of the image. The hedge line in the middle distance is the Ridgeway. Beneath that is a large field in which a crop is germinating well. Hidden in a cutting is the M4 motorway.

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Category: Hill fort
This photo is linked from: Galleries: · Iron-Age Hillforts · Castles Automatic Clusters: · Ridgeway [10] · Iron Age Hill Fort [7] · Early Iron Age Hill Fort [3] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 2 December, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 208 797 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9937N 1:42.0722W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 196 827
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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