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Cadbury Castle, Somerset

the early medieval archaeology

by Leslie Alcock

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Published by University of Wales in Cardiff .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Cadbury (England),
  • Great Britain,
  • England,
  • South Cadbury.
    • Subjects:
    • Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury, England),
    • Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- South Cadbury.,
    • Fortification -- England -- South Cadbury.,
    • Britons -- England -- South Cadbury.,
    • South Cadbury (England) -- Antiquities, Celtic.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- To 1066.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-182) and index.

      Statementby Leslie Alcock in collaboration with S.J. Stevenson and C.R. Musson.
      ContributionsStevenson, S. J., Musson, Chris.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA690.S644 A62 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 188 p. :
      Number of Pages188
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL927998M
      ISBN 100708312756
      LC Control Number95227586

      The National Trust is responsible for maintaining Cadbury Camp, gradually restoring this historically important corner of Somerset into a haven for native wildlife. Discover more about Cadbury camp. The Iron Age past of Cadbury Camp. Cadbury Camp was built in the late Iron Age, probably by the Dobunni Tribe who lived in the Somerset on: Above Tickenham, Nr Clevedon, BS20, North Somerset.   The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide. South Cadbury Castle: [News and Comments] South Cadbury hill fort, near Sparkford in Somerset has a long history of occupation. Apart from its stunning setting, its main claim to fame is the .

      Leslie Alcock (24 April — 6 June ) was Professor of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, and one of the leading archaeologists of Early Mediaeval Britain. His major excavations included Dinas Powys hill fort in Wales, Cadbury Castle in Somerset and a series of major hillforts in Scotland. cadbury castle There is nothing nowadays too specular about the scant ruins of Cadbury Castle in Somerset. But the absence of outward remains should not, perhaps be taken as an indication of the relative unimportance of Cadbury Castle, for if legend is to be believed, it was once the site of Camelot, home of the legendary King Arthur.

      Descent from the castle. The footpath descends from the edge of the ramparts of Cadbury Castle north-east back towards the village of South Cadbury. Access to the castle is free and there is a small car park nearby the bottom of this footpath. A wheelchair could probably be pushed up this path but it is quite steep and rutted in places. Unlike South Cadbury and Tiverton Castle, I had never been to Nunney Castle before. In fact, I had never heard of it until I was doing a bit of research for the trip and stumbled across a short listing in an old book of castles I have. Somerset is not really known for its castles.


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Cadbury Castle, Somerset by Leslie Alcock Download PDF EPUB FB2

File:Cadbury Castle Somerset is on commons so presumably this information should be added somehow (at least the date of death and first names) to the record there along with his other plans (many of which are used on List of hill forts and ancient settlements in Somerset.

If he did die in that would mean 78 years ago.—. Cadbury Castle, Somerset, is an impressively large hillfort, originally built in the Celtic Iron Age and briefly overrun by the Roman army in the first century AD. It has the longest record of occupation of any hillfort in Britain, for its defences were repaired in two later periods.

The first. COVID Update: To limit the spread of the coronavirus, attractions may be closed or have partial closures. Please consult government travel advisories before /5(31). Cadbury Castle, Somerset, is an impressively large hillfort, originally Cadbury Castle in the Celtic Iron Age and briefly overrun by the Roman army in the first century AD.

It has the longest record of occupation of any hillfort in Britain, for its defences were repaired in two later periods. The first of these periods, the late fifth century, has traditionally been associated with the legendary King.

Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since Some time late in the first century AD, Roman military action took place in the hillfort of Cadbury Castle, Somerset.

The evidence for destruction in the south-western gateway includes deposits of fragmentary and partly-burnt human remains, weaponry. A hill fort associated with the legends of King Arthur, South Cadbury Castle stands metres above sea level and the hill is ringed by four terraced earthworks ditches and banks.

South Cadbury is one of several sites proposed as the location of Arthur's capital, Camelot. The site was occupied for Location: South Cadbury,#N#Somerset,#N# England.

This text is concerned with the early medieval period of Cadbury Castle’s history, from the 5th to the 11th century. Divided into three parts, the book describes the structures and artefacts uncovered.

Cadbury Castle is located five miles north east of Yeovil at grid reference ST It stands on the summit of Cadbury Hill, a limestone hill situated on the southern edge of the Somerset Levels, with flat lowland to the north.

The summit is ft ( metres) above : Mossflower. Cadbury Castle, formerly known as Camalet, is a Bronze Age and Iron Age hillfort in the county of Somerset. It is located in the parish of South Cadbury, approximately 5 miles (8 km) east of Yeovil.

The coordinates are 51°1′″N 2°31′″W. Cadbury Castle, Somerset, Yeovil, Somerset. likes 6 talking about this 2, were here. Cadbury Castle, formerly known as Camalet, is a Bronze /5(K). The major excavations at Cadbury Castle, Somerset, which took place in the s, owed their inspiration in part to the identification of the site as ‘Camelot’, thus forging an Author: Dai Morgan Evans.

This text is concerned with the early medieval period of Cadbury Castle's history, from the 5th to the 11th century. Divided into three parts, the book describes the structures and artefacts Read more.

Cadbury Castle, formerly known as Camalet, is a Bronze and Iron Age hillfort in the civil parish of South Cadbury in the English county of is a scheduled monument and has been associated with King Arthur's legendary court at Camelot.

The hillfort is formed by a hectares ( acres) plateau surrounded by ramparts on the surrounding slopes of the limestone Cadbury Hill.

cadbury castle Arthur's Camelot or Dumnonian Capital. Modern opinion as to the whereabouts of King Arthur's Court, whether it was named Camelot or not, tends to lean towards the enormous refortified hillfort at South Cadbury in Somerset.

Richard Tabor: Cadbury Castle - The Hillford and Landscapes. The History Press Domesday Book - A Survey of the Counties of England. Compiled by direction of King William I. Winchester Andrew May: Bloody British History Somerset.

The History Press Was Cadbury Castle really King Arthur’s Camelot. Did Joseph of Arimathea really walkthrough England’s green and pleasant land to plant a thorn from Christ’s crown of thorns at Glastonbury, where it blossomed once a year on the day of Christ’s resurrection.

Was it really at Athelney that King Alfred, deep in thought, allowed the cakes to burn?5/5. 'By South Cadbury is that Camelot' That's what John Leland wrote back in the 16th century, and years later, in the s, Leslie Alcock's excavations found that this former Iron Age hill fort had been refortified to make it the biggest fort in Dark Age Britain/5(31).

Excavations at Cadbury Castle is an excellent reference about the excavations at Cadbury Castle in the years This book of great archaeological and historical importance was published by Thames and Hudson Ltd in and it is interesting to note that it was also published in Germany by Gustav Lübbe Verlag, Bergisch Gladbach.

Volume XI treats such a rural backwater: the southern parts of Catsash hundred in the south-eastern corner of Somerset, ten rural parishes distinguished principally by an ancient hillfort (Cadbury Castle) and gashed by the A with its dual carriageways and roundabouts.

Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury, Somerset. A few miles from the Dorset/Somerset border, a tree-shrouded hill looms large over the patchwork landscape of hedgerows and fields, its nebulous reach extending far back into the foggy mists of time. Cadbury Castle, Somerset. Cadbury Castle in Somerset is strongly associated with the Arthurian legend.

An Iron Age fort was located on the limestone hill which lies 5 miles north east of Yeovil. Cadbury Castle is on the oldest known castles in England.Infobox Megalith Name = Cadbury Castle Photo = Somerset cadbury castle Type = Iron Age hill fort Country = England County = Somerset Nearest Town.The name Cadbury means Cada's fort and refers to Cadbury Castle, which is immediately to the south west of the village.

It is a vast Iron Age hill fort covering an area of around 20 acres (8 ha). The site has seen human occupation from Neolithic times until the late Saxon period. It was famously partially excavated by Leslie Alcock in the s, when, amongst other things, an Arthurian period District: South Somerset.