Undated earthwork field system, Gaydon.

Description of this historic site

The site of a field system which survives as an earthwork. It is of unknown date. The site is located 400m south east of Thorn Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 Gaydon Hill has marked entrenchments on the steep slope of its SW side, ‘possibly dating back to the British times’. A cannon ball bearing the ‘broad arrow’ was found a few years ago in one of the trenches, a possible memorial of a skirmish connected with the Battle of Edgehill.
2 The above description appears to apply to an area centred SP3753. Examination of the ground and air cover indicate the earthworks to be a combination of ridge and furrow headland and natural escarpment.

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