Hidden in the woods
near the 'Look-Out' at Bracknell, Caesar's Camp is said to be the best
example of a true Iron Age contour fort in the country. The defences
follow every valley so strictly, along its four hundred foot length, that
the resulting plan resembles an oak leaf. There are entrances at all four
points of the compass. Unfortunately, except for extremely limited
sampling, the site remains unexcavated. However, coins
discovered in the area indicate that it may date from the first century bc.
Despite the name given to the place by 18th century antiquarians, it has
nothing to do with Julius Caesar, and was originally known as 'Windmill
Fort' after the old mill which once stood there.
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