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This is an old aerial photo of one of my sister's fields. It has been described as an iron age enclosure!

I'd be interested to know everyone's thoughts on this please.
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Looks interesting, always worth a letter to the landowner.
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Daz2110 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:18 pm This is an old aerial photo of one of my sister's fields. It has been described as an iron age enclosure!

I'd be interested to know everyone's thoughts on this please.
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Daz2110 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:18 pm This is an old aerial photo of one of my sister's fields. It has been described as an iron age enclosure!

I'd be interested to know everyone's thoughts on this please.
Given the size of the trees, and even the cattle, the enclosure would be quite small?
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It looks like there could be a few small enclosures on there, but there are not generally any related finds to be had in my experience.
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It’s very interesting with some field markings. Did they say what sort of iron age enclosure it was believed to be?

If it’s a banjo type this paper from Historic England might be worth a read :thumbsup:

Whatever it ends up being I’m sure there’ll be some interesting finds there. Fire that machine up sir :D
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:08 pm It looks like there could be a few small enclosures on there, but there are not generally any related finds to be had in my experience.
I found one local to me on a similar photo, and after doing a bit of research found it listed as a suspected Iron Age enclosure...

Things looked even more promising when I managed to get permission to detect, but alas nothing of any note turned up despite several visits by both a mate and myself...Still, you just have to try and I haven't given up completely yet...
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Fisher 1266 X wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:27 pm Looks interesting, always worth a letter to the landowner.
It's my sisters farm so no letter needed 😬
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KeithM wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:39 pm Try this site to get a lidar image. After "ref=", Enter the grid ref
Unfortunately no lidar on the area
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Pete E wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:50 pm Given the size of the trees, and even the cattle, the enclosure would be quite small?

Oh really? 🙄 It says the diameter is 36 metres! I thought that was fairly big
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:22 pm It’s very interesting with some field markings. Did they say what sort of iron age enclosure it was believed to be?

If it’s a banjo type this paper from Historic England might be worth a read :thumbsup:

Whatever it ends up being I’m sure there’ll be some interesting finds there. Fire that machine up sir :D
It's just described as a defended Iron age enclosure
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Daz2110 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Oh really? 🙄 It says the diameter is 36 metres! I thought that was fairly big
That's not big compared to say the hill fort at Oswestry or some of the others in North Wales not too far from us..I am not sure if I am imagining it, but is there a circle feature within it? I am wondering if was one sizeable round house representing an enclosure ocupupied by a family group rather than say a village?

The other possibility that crossed my mind with the rounded corners was a small Roman marching camp, but I think they generally had a more square or rectangular over all shape???
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Pete E wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:15 am That's not big compared to say the hill fort at Oswestry or some of the others in North Wales not too far from us..I am not sure if I am imagining it, but is there a circle feature within it? I am wondering if was one sizeable round house representing an enclosure ocupupied by a family group rather than say a village?

The other possibility that crossed my mind with the rounded corners was a small Roman marching camp, but I think they generally had a more square or rectangular over all shape???
Hmmmmm, yes it is tiny compared to Oswestry hill fort. But that is a Substantial fort. I think this is just some small enclosure of a farm maybe. They must have live in or near by. Oh well, I'll detect it and see what turns up. I'm not expecting gold staters or anything. 😂, but some piece's of iron age pot or something that can definitely be ID'd as iron age would be brilliant
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Keep us informed Daz.... :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:51 am Keep us informed Daz.... :thumbsup:
Will do 👍🏻
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