Walk 1. Round the ancient earthworks

Walk 1. Round the Ancient Earthworks NB the illustrations have not yet been included The route of walk 1. The circular earthworks enclose about 25 acres (10 hectares). There were two rings, the inner one higher, so today there is a ‘dome’ effect. This originated as an Iron Age ‘hill fort’ probably strengthened by the … Continue reading “Walk 1. Round the ancient earthworks”

Walk 1. Round the ancient earthworks

The route of walk 1. The circular earthworks enclose about 25 acres (10 hectares). There were two rings, the inner one higher, so today there is a ‘dome’ effect. This originated as an Iron Age ‘hill fort’ probably strengthened by the Saxons in 913 AD. For centuries afterwards the main Witham manor had its headquarters … Continue reading “Walk 1. Round the ancient earthworks”