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Wapley Hill Camp

SMR Number
: 208
Grid Reference
: SO 345 624
Parish
: STAUNTON ON ARROW, HEREFORDSHIRE

Multivallate hillfort, very well defined but obscured by plantation. (1)
Three ditch system, counterscarp bank on edge of third ditch, making system of four banks, three ditches on SW side E of main entrance: compact two ditch system separated by a 21m space from the outer bank and ditch. Eastern end - three variations of the four ditch system. (3)
Wapley Camp multivallate on E and S where approach is more open, bivallate (two scarps) on N. There are two original entrances, N and S, two others E and W are probably modern. (2)
'Where paths can be seen over the ramparts, stones are showing.' (9)
Fake Roman coins reported. (10)
Formerly 118. Rescheduling and description. (11)
Article on Wapley Camp with reference to its connection with the resistance of Caractacus to the Romans. Scale drawing is included. (12)
Aerial photographs dated 18/01/2000. (13) (14) (15) (16) (17)
Entrance providing access to pillow mounds and orchard at SO 3484 6245 is probably Medieval. (18)
Scheduled Monument Consent granted 17/11/2011 for proposed works (replacement of stiles with wicket gates). (19)

Monument Type(s)

  1. HILLFORT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Files

    Sources and Further Reading

    1. <1>SHE2159 - Bibliographic reference: Stanford, S C (ed.). 1976. Guide to Prehistoric and Roman Sites in Herefordshire. Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Archaeological Research Section. Page 25.
    2. <2>SHE267 - Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. 1934. Inventory of Monuments, Herefordshire North-West, Vol III. Herefordshire North-West, Vol III. III. Pages 185 plan.
    3. <3>SHE8335 - Bibliographic reference: Forde Johnstone. Plan. Hillforts of IA England & Wales.
    4. <4>SHE7737 - Bibliographic reference: Ordnance Survey Record Card. 1972. SO36SW14. Ordnance Survey.
    5. <5>SHE8435 - Bibliographic reference: George, R H. 1915. Wapley Camp, the Upper Lugg Valley and Kingsland. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. 59-64. 59.
    6. <6>SHE18310 - Bibliographic reference: Anon. 1895. Wapley Camp, The Rodd, and Presteign. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. 37-42. 37-39.
    7. <7>SHE13944 - Bibliographic reference: George, R H. 1917. Pembridge, and Wapley Camp. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. 191-196. 195-196.
    8. <8>SHE849 - Document: 1983. SMR file.
    9. <9>SHE11689 - Bibliographic reference: Richardson, R. 1980. FMW Report. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (English Heritage).
    10. <10>SHE847 - Document: 1981. SMR File.
    11. <11>SHE14318 - Scheduling record: English Heritage. 06/04/1995. Notice of Schedule, Wapley Camp. English Heritage notice of schedule.
    12. <12>SHE16591 - Bibliographic reference: Davies, Rev. James. 1873. Wapley Camp and its connection with the resistance of Caractacus to the Romans. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. 1873. 59-66. 1873. Pages 59-66.
    13. <13>SHE16980 - Aerial Photograph: Musson, C R. 18/01/2000. 00-MB-0008. Chris Musson AP collection.
    14. <14>SHE16981 - Aerial Photograph: Musson, C R. 18/01/2000. 00-MB-0009. Chris Musson AP collection.
    15. <15>SHE16982 - Aerial Photograph: Musson, C R. 18/01/2000. 00-MB-0010. Chris Musson AP collection.
    16. <16>SHE16983 - Aerial Photograph: Musson, C R. 18/01/2000. 00-MB-0011. Chris Musson AP collection.
    17. <17>SHE16984 - Aerial Photograph: Musson, C R. 18/01/2000. 00-MB-0012. Chris Musson AP collection.
    18. <18>SHE15876 - Unpublished Report: Williams, D N. 03/2004. Herefordshire Woodlands Pilot Study: Phase 2 - Wapley Hill Wood, Staunton on Arrow. Herefordshire Archaeology. 83.
    19. <19>SHE18686 - Document: English Heritage. 2011. Letter granting Scheduled Monument Consent for proposed works at Wapley Hill large multivallate hillfort and pillow mounds 150m north of Warren House, Staunton on Arrow, Herefordshire.

    Protected status

    1. Scheduled Monument 19175: WAPLEY HILL LARGE MULTIVALLATE HILLFORT AND PILLOW MOUNDS 150M NORTH OF WARREN HOUSE.

    Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

    1. HHE58 - Woodland - Woodland
    Last Updated: 23/07/2010 12:35:57