Warham Camp

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Warham Camp
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Ramparts on the NW side of Warham Fort - geograph.org.uk - 1403867.jpg
The ramparts on the north-west side
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTF 943 408[1]
InterestBiological
Area5.1 hectares (13 acres)[1]
Notification1984[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Warham Camp is an Iron Age circular hill fort with a diameter of 212 metres (232 yards) near Warham, south of Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. It is a Scheduled Monument[2] and a 5.1-hectare (13-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.[1][3] It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[4]

The fort is divided into two parts by a channel of the River Stiffkey constructed in the eighteenth century.[2] It dates to the last few centuries before the Roman invasion of Britain,[5] with evidence of post-occupation activity. The University of East Anglia has described it as the best-preserved hill fort in Norfolk.[6]

This unimproved chalk grassland site is heavily grazed by rabbits and cattle. It has diverse herb species such as common rock-rose and squinancywort, and butterflies including the chalkhill blue.[7]

There is access to the site by a footpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Warham Camp". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Warham Camp small multivallate fort". Historic England. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Map of Warham Camp". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Norfolk Coast AONB Management Plan 2014-19: Other Conservation Designations within the AONB" (PDF). Norfolk Coast AONB. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ Bloodgate hill fort, South Creake, Norfolk Archaeological Trust. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  6. ^ Warham Camp, Landscape History, University of East Anglia. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Warham Camp citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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Coordinates: 52°55′49″N 0°53′25″E / 52.9302°N 0.8903°E / 52.9302; 0.8903