Oram's Arbour

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Coordinates: 51°3′52.87″N 1°19′19.26″W / 51.0646861°N 1.3220167°W / 51.0646861; -1.3220167

Oram's Arbour

Oram's Arbour was an enclosed settlement during the Iron Age, in what is now Winchester. Limited dating evidence suggests the enclosure was dug in the early-mid first century BC.[1] The town wall of the Roman civitas capital of Venta Belgarum which succeeded the Iron Age settlement cut across its eastern end.

Today it is a small grassy park in Winchester, and is used for the annual Winchester Hat Fair both as a picnic site and to stage outdoor theatre and acrobatics.


  1. ^ Biddle, M. 1975. 'Excavations at Winchester, 1971 - Tenth and Final Interim Report: part I', The Antiquaries Journal 55:1, 96-126.