Monday, 10 November 2014

Up on the Civil War Battlefield Site on Roundway Down.

 Could this be "Bloody Ditch?"

The Royalists won this battle on top of Roundway Down, and at some point in the fight, the Parliamentarian Cavalrymen were driven off the edge of the Down and into the so named "Bloody Ditch."  There are several ditches, and no one is really sure which one it was.

 A distant "Oliver´s Castle,"  not that Oliver Cromwell was ever there!

This promontory, topped with trees, is the site of a neolithic hill fort.  It must have been very chilly up there on a dark and stormy night!

Oliver´s Castle showing the steep chalk escarpment, that drops down to the lower greensand.