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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A 19th century description of Crickley

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My thanks to the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society for permission to reproduce extracts from their transactions. Here from 1896-97:

"On their right a mile distant, was Crickley Hill Camp, formed by a mound and ditch running across the projecting height in a slightly curved line, with a second mound and ditch running parallel to it 100 yards off. The three other sides of the defence were formed by the natural slope of the hill, scarped artificially.  The defended area was about nine acres. The entrance remains in a perfect condition and is defended by a bank and ditch.  In the immediate neighbourhood there are six round barrows and one long barrow" (This description of the camp is drawn from Mr. Witts' Archaeological Handbook of Gloucestershire.)

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