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|Description ||The Burgs viewed from the south east. February 2006. The upper (back) line of trees delineates the inner rampart, the outer being less easy to make out. This visit did not permit a closer look, but hopefully a future visit will help find more.|
| Tim, don't think there's any access to the site without a farmer's permission. I walk around the whole area a couple of years ago and could see no public footpath in site.|
| Just discovered the following Tim: |
"It has been classified as a multivallate hillfort which means that there are two or more ramparts surrounding the internal area. On the western side of the hillfort there is a series of banks measuring some 15 meters wide and up to 1.5 meters high. These may have been part of an elaborate entrance but now lie within gardens of modern houses. The damage caused by gardening makes these earthworks difficult to interpret.
In the late 1970's archaeologists were able to excavate a portion of the ramparts to find out how they were made. They discovered that the ramparts were made from a yellow-grey sandy soil which may have been held in place either by timber or stone supports. "
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