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Godsbury Enclosure

Hob Uid: 224259
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Collingbourne Kingston, Burbage
Grid Ref : SU2175057740
Summary : An Iron Age univallate enclosure, known as Guthredesburg in AD 921.
More information : (SU 2176 5775) Godsbury (Guthredes Burg) (NR) (1)

Known as 'Guthredesburg' in the Saxon charter of AD 921 and as
Gosbury in 1773. (2)

A roughly circular univallate earthwork enclosure of 1 1/2
acres. I A ? (3)

The oval earthwork, which occupies a commanding hilltop
postition, comprises a bank up to 1.2 metres high externally
and 0.5 metres internally. There is no discernible trace of a
ditch and the entrance is not obvious on the south side (the
northern part of the earthwork being under standing corn).

The interior is covered by vegetation; nothing visible on OSAPs.

Probably an IA enclosure, still known as "Godsbury".

Published survey 1:2/500 revised. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1926
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : EPNS, 16, Wilts, 1939, 346. (Gover, Mawer and
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : V C H Wilts, 1, pt 1, 1957, 264. (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 27-JUN-72
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OSAPs 71/476 86, 87
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Source : SU 25 NW 8 (1972)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Enclosure
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 25 NW 8
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Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 25 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-06-27
End Date : 1972-06-27