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Monument Number 314707

Hob Uid: 314707
Location :
Rotherham
Wentworth
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK3954095220
Summary : A well preserved, oval enclosure, with a strong rampart, wide outer ditch but no counterscarp bank. It is sited on gently sloping ground near the bottom of a valley, with a probable entrance on the northeast, lower side.
More information : [SK 39559523] Ancient Earthwork [TI]. (1)

A 'Hill-slope fort" with bank, ditch and counterscarp bank and
an original entrance at the N.E. It is overlooked by higher ground
on the NE, W. and S. Thomas lists this earthwork under "Iron Age" and
postulates a 1st.C.BC- 1st.C. AD date, but also says that "some
believe that the site is not prehistoric." Scheduled as "Caesars
Camp." (2-3)

Re-surveyed at 1/2500. A well preserved, near oval earthwork,
with a strong rampart, wide outer ditch but no counterscarp bank.
It is non-defensively sited on gently sloping ground near the
bottom of a valley, with a probable entrance on the NE, lower
side. A map of 1778 (a) shows the earthwork in similar form, but
calls it "Supposed Roman Intrenchment". See GPs 52/91/7-8 and
52/102/1. (4)

Listed by Challis and Harding as an oval enclosure, of one acre,
with strong rampart and ditch, sited on a hillslope (Iron Age). (5)

Additional reference. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Thomas N. 1960. Guide to Prehistoric England, 252
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : A.Ms Eng. & Wales 1961, lll (M.O.W.)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ECW 11-MAR-65
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fairbank College. FB.52 (Sheffield City Library)
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Source Number : 5
Source : British Archaeological Report (BAR) British series
Source details : Challis A J, Harding D W. 1975. Later Prehistory from Trent-Tyne.
Page(s) : 53
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Vol(s) : 20, 1975
Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Preston F L. 1978. Derbyshire Origins, 22-3
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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 : Enclosed Settlement, Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SY 136
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 39 NE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 39 NE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-03-11
End Date : 1965-03-11
Associated Activities : Primary, CAESAR'S CAMP, SCHOLES COPPICE
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1990-01-01
End Date : 1991-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CAESAR'S CAMP, SCHOLES COPPICE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1992-12-31