RBH Home
  Maps & Travels
  Articles
  Legends
  Towns & Villages
  Castles & Houses
  Churches
  Biographies
  Gentry
  Family History
  Odds & Ends
  Mail David

 


Caesar's Camp
Easthampstead (863657)

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.
 
 

    Nash Ford Publishing 2003. All Rights Reserved.