Scratchbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort on Scratchbury Hill, overlooking the Wylye valley about 1km northeast of the village of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England. The fort covers an area of 37 acres (15 ha) and occupies the summit of the hill on the edge of Salisbury Plain, with its four-sided shape largely following the natural contours of the hill.

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  • Scratchbury Camp est une colline fortifiée de l'âge du fer, près du village de (en) dans le Wiltshire. * Portail de l’archéologie * Portail de l’Angleterre (fr)
  • Scratchbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort on Scratchbury Hill, overlooking the Wylye valley about 1km northeast of the village of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England. The fort covers an area of 37 acres (15 ha) and occupies the summit of the hill on the edge of Salisbury Plain, with its four-sided shape largely following the natural contours of the hill. The Iron Age hillfort dates to around 100 BC, but contains the remains of an earlier and smaller D-shaped enclosure or camp. The age of this earlier earthwork is currently subject to debate, and has been variously interpreted due to the inconclusive and incomplete nature of previous and differing excavation records; it may be early Iron Age dating to around 250 BC, but it has also been interpreted as being Bronze Age, dating to around 2000 BC. There are seven tumuli located within the enclosure of the fort, which were excavated in the 19th century by Sir Richard Colt Hoare and William Cunnington. Finds from excavations at that time included relics of bone, pottery, flint, brass, and amber jewellery, most of which can be seen today at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Other items of interest have been found in and around the site including Roman artefacts and neolithic flint and jade axe heads. The site is listed on Wiltshire Council's Sites and Monuments Record with number ST94SW200, and is also a scheduled monument number SM10213. The hillfort falls within a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated as Scratchbury & Cotley Hills SSSI, which encompasses a total of 53.5 hectares (132 acres), being first SSSI notified in 1951. (en)
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  • Scratchbury Camp, viewed from Battlesbury Hill (en)
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  • Scratchbury Camp (en)
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  • good (en)
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  • Scheduled Monument (en)
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  • Scratchbury Hill Monuments (en)
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  • White Barrow, Robin Hood's Ball Neolithic Camp, Knook Castle (en)
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  • Bronze Age, Iron Age (en)
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  • Wiltshire (en)
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  • Chalk (en)
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  • Scratchbury Camp (en)
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  • Casterley Camp hillfort (en)
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  • Battlesbury Camp hillfort (en)
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  • footpaths (en)
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  • Southern England (en)
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  • Siegfried Sassoon (en)
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  • On Scratchbury Camp, as published in 'The Best Poems of 1943'. (en)
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  • Settlements at Great Ridge (en)
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  • Whitesheet Castle hillfort (en)
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  • dwell and dissolve; uncircumstanced they pause and pass. (en)
  • bring, like unfoldment of a flower, the best of June. (en)
  • one with the warm sweet air of summer stoops the bird. (en)
  • Shadows outspread in spacious movement, always you (en)
  • Cloud shadows, drifting slow like heedless daylight dreams, (en)
  • from Scratchbury Camp, whose turfed and cowslip'd rampart seems (en)
  • I walk the fosse, once manned by bronze and flint head spear; (en)
  • I watch them go. My horse, contented, crops the grass.'' (en)
  • while larks, ascending shrill, praised freedom as they flew. (en)
  • on war's imperious wing the shafted sun ray gleams: (en)
  • ''Along the grave green downs, this idle afternoon, (en)
  • Now, through that song, a fighter squadron's drone I hear (en)
  • more hill than history, ageless and oblivion-blurred. (en)
  • shadows of loitering silver clouds, becalmed in blue, (en)
  • have dappled the downs and valleys at this time of year, (en)
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  • Univallate hillfort (en)
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  • Cley Hill fort (en)
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  • Scratchbury Camp est une colline fortifiée de l'âge du fer, près du village de (en) dans le Wiltshire. * Portail de l’archéologie * Portail de l’Angleterre (fr)
  • Scratchbury Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort on Scratchbury Hill, overlooking the Wylye valley about 1km northeast of the village of Norton Bavant in Wiltshire, England. The fort covers an area of 37 acres (15 ha) and occupies the summit of the hill on the edge of Salisbury Plain, with its four-sided shape largely following the natural contours of the hill. (en)
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  • Scratchbury Camp (en)
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