John Wood wrote:
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Sent: 26 February 2002 15:12
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Subject: Re: Wealden Iron Age Hillforts
>>There is a 'hillfort' at 'Hammer Wood' at the western end of the weald
sort of half way between Petersfield and Midhurst.
>>What I find particularly interesting is its relationship with the
Chichester to Silchester roman road. The road seems to run northwards from
Chichester seeminly targeted at Hammer Wood and at the hillfort changes
direction to a NNW alignment.
>>Further to this the road has what is described on the OS as a 'Roman
Station' about two kms to the north of of the hillfort.
The road then continues in the same NNW alignment until it has climbed out
of the weald where it turns westward toward Silchester.
>>So one could argue that the hillfort has some significant relationship
with the course of the road otherwise the Chichester to Silchester road
would have gone NW out of Chichester and not gone 'around the houses' via
>>Perhaps a similar relationship as is seen near Badbury Rings and the roman
road complex there.
Does the Roman Road complex in the Badbury Rings area have any relationship
with the other hillforts there?