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MBetz
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answered my own question: yes it is scheduled. But it has not been investigated other than to mark its earthworks. How hard is it to get permission to do a survey of the site with metal detecting and fieldwalking? I know, metal detecting has a bad rep. in many places but used as a tool of archaeology it can help to define areas of interest for further study. Obviously, geophysics would need to be done. The site is considered a camp because it shows no stone fortifications and no proper gatehouse structure? What if the military erected places like this for short term use: 6months to a year. A berm, ditch and wood palisade is all that would be needed. Photos show ridge and furrow agriculture occured at some point. I still wonder if any antiquarians ever heard stories of finds or discovered anything themselves.

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