BADBURY RINGS
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Badbury Rings, Dorset, England         OS Map Grid Ref: ST964029
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Badbury Rings, Dorset

The prehistoric fort commands the high point of the ground which rises eastwards from the B3082 Wimborne Minster to Blandford Forum road. The hilltop site of the fort, at an elevation of 327 feet, gives expansive views to the south and the west.

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The road which passes to the west of the site (the B3082) is planted with a long avenue of pollarded beeches.

The earthworks cover an area of eighteen acres and consist of three concentric ramparts with ditches between that enclose the flat summit of the hill which is thickly covered in trees. The ramparts are between thirty and fourty feet high and the foot of the lowest draws a circumference of a mile.

The Iron Age fort certainly ranks with its famous contemporaries such as Maiden Castle and Old Sarum in Wiltshire.

The Romans occupied the site and the road running westwards to nearby Shapwick is one of their construction.

Badbury Rings is suggested by some as the legendary but elusive Mount Badon where the legendary Celtic leader, King Arthur, defeated the Saxon invaders after the withdrawal of the Roman legions from the British Isles.

The entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 901AD relates how, on the death of Alfred the Great, Ethelwald rebelled against Alfred's heir Edward by capturing nearby Wimborne Minster and Christchurch. The king rode out to pursue Ethelred and camped at Badbury the same night.

19th CENTURY   -   Invasion by Napoleon
At the beginning of the 19th century, as Dorset prepared for a possible invasion by Napoleon, Badbury was the location of one of the many beacons erected to alert the county within minutes of imminent danger.

 

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