Casterley Camp

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Casterley Camp
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Casterley Camp
Casterley Camp is located in Wiltshire
Casterley Camp
Shown within Wiltshire
Location Wiltshire
Coordinates 51°16′50″N 1°50′11″W / 51.2805°N 1.8365°W / 51.2805; -1.8365
History
Periods Iron Age
Site notes
Public access yes

Casterley Camp is the site of an Iron Age univallate hillfort located in Wiltshire. The site comprises a large Iron Age/Romano-British enclosure, possibly non-defensive in function, and incomplete. The site was partially excavated in the 19th century.

Pencil sketch of Castlerley camp by Sir Richard Colt-Hoare, 1810, The Ancient History of Wiltshire

Three apparently related enclosures are identified situated within the site of Casterley Camp. Stock control and religious functions have been attributed to the enclosures. The excavations uncoverred Samian, New Forest and Coarse ware, coins, bronze earpicks, pins and tweezers, a stamp and knives, nails etc. There is also an Iron Age/Romano-British trackway on the west side of Casterley Camp, with traces of an earth banks on both sides. The site is a scheduled monument no.10037[1]

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The site is located at grid reference SU115535, to the southwest of the small village of Upavon, in the county of Wiltshire. The site lies at a level of between 155m and 175m AOD. There are public footpaths and bridleways to the north and west of the site. The Salisbury Plain firing ranges lie immediately to the west.[citation needed]

The smaller Iron Age hill fort of Chisenbury Camp lies close by to the east.[citation needed]

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