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Careby Wood Camp



Reference Name MLI30057

Name:
Careby Wood Camp

Summary:
Careby Wood Camp

Location:
CAREBY AUNBY AND HOLYWELL, SOUTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
Multivallate hill fort of Iron Age A and B cultures at Careby. The work is about 850 feet by 750 feet, the distance between the inner and outer banks some 130 feet. The outer bank is very slight, the inner one is 3feet above present ground level and 5 feet above the level of its ditch.{1}{2}

The earthwork, which encloses approximately thirteen acres, is completely covered by re-afforestation. Published survey (25 inch) revised.{1}

During a site visit to the area in April 2001, the banks and ditches have again been examined and are deemed to be in quite good condition. although some animal damage was recorded. The banks are standing to a height of over one metre and the ditches have in places standing water.{7}

Sources:
1 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 01 NW: 4, 1965, D.A.
2 Article in Serial: C.W. Phillips. 1935. 'The Present State of Archaeology in Lincolnshire: Part 2' in the Archaeological Journal. vol.91, p.102
3 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 01 NW: A, 1930, Phillips, C.W.
4 Scheduling Record: HBMC. AM 7. SAM 280
5 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. LJ37-39,1953,
6 Unpublished Document: Maguire, M.. 1995. Careby Camp in its Local Contemporary Landscape. -
7 Report: Archaeological Project Services. 2001. Careby Wood..

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