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|Description ||Kemerton Camp the main hillfort on top of Bredon Hill, Worcestershire. There is another Iron Age enclosure on the sourthern slope called Conderton Camp and another possible at Elmley Castle.
Kemerton Camp is a promontory fort with a steep escarpment dropping away on the north side of the Hill, it has two sets of ramparts and ditches to the south. The inner ramparts possibly date to 300BC.
The stone tower is Parsons' Follyand was built in the 18th century on top of the inner rampart and increases the height of the hill to 1000 feet.
Image taken November 2006 with Aerial-Cam at 21m above ground level. By kind permission of the Overbury Estate.|
| Excellent photo.|
| Wow! That's FABulous! Thanks very much for sharing this. Nice to see you back again, too.|
| Thanks. Incidentally the Elephant (or Banbury) stone is just visible to the right of the tower and is within a large dip on the edge of the escarpment. The collection of boulders are of a natural conglomerate formed in the cracks of the Oolitic limestone back in geological time, which was then exposed when the softer rock around it weathered and slipped away. Looking at it from the south the main boulder certainly does look like quite like an elephant, I'll post a photo. Cheers Adam|
| I agree, this is an excellent image. Growing up in Worcestershire, I've been up Bredon Hill many times but have never had the opportunity to see it from an aerial perspective. Thanks for posting this informative view.|
Incidentally, the name Bredon Hill has interesting etymology: 'Bre' was a Celtic word for hill, 'Don' an Old English term for hill, and 'Hill' (to state the obvious) the Modern English term in everyday use.
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