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|Description ||ST 667 406, Small Down Camp. Should ask the farmer about going to visit this fort as he keeps cattle in this field and some times a very agree looking bull. This small fort at just over 2ha is a Bi-vallate hillfort with its counter scrape at the eastern end with the ramparts getting more and more damaged the feather west you go. With 14 barrow on top of this fort, with no damage coming from the Iron age people of the area and only enough space for 2 - 4 round house's in side the palisade, you got to ask yourself were these rampart's and banks built to commemorate the dead "fourteen barrow's on top of fort" or did these people have there homes on the outside of the fort, and only use the fort for storage and protection in time of trouble ?.|
Hidden away in deepest darkest Somerset, Difficult to find but worth the visit if there's no bulls in the field.
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