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Iron Age

This era is best represented by the surviving earthworks of Caesar’s Camp - previously known simply as "The Rounds" until Victorian times and, of course, with no known connection to the great man! Although the rampart today is only 1m high, having fallen victim to an attempted housing development, excavations in 1937 revealed that it had formed formidable defences in combination with a single ditch, 30 feet wide and 12 feet deep. Evidence of post holes also suggests a timber palisade and revetment. Dated to about 700BC Caesar's Camp, like other defensive enclosures in southern England, was at least 12 acres in size.