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Belsar’s Hill, Willingham

History of Belsar's Hill, Willingham

Generally thought to be an Iron Age fortification but may have been used at later times such as by the Normans when combating the forces of Hereward the Wake.

In 1923 Cyril Fox (The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region p.137) described it as a circular ring-work 880 feet and 750 feet respectively in long and short diameter, with a single vallum and ditch, lying on the edge of the fen…… The ditch where it and the vallum are most perfect is marshy; and it must when the camp was in use have been a wet moat. Under natural conditions the site must have been very inaccessible.


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