Maiden Castle

(1980)

(1980)

Sir Mortimer Wheeler wrote the Ministry of Works guide to Maiden Castle in 1951. This was replaced by a ‘blue’ DOE guide in 1972, with the 4th impression published in 1980 (for 60 p). [There is an unexpected typographical error on the imprint page, as the first date of publication is given as ‘1792’!]

Wheeler, who excavated the site, structured the guide with the following themes:

  • Neolithic Village
  • Bank-barrow and its burial
  • Bronze Age hiatus
  • First Maiden Caste of the Iron Age
  • Later Maiden Castle
  • Eve of the Roman Invasion
  • Battle at the East Gate
  • Romano-British Temple

There is a foldout plan at the back.

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