Martin Down style enclosure

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A type of later Bronze Age ditched enclosure found in southern Britain and dating to the early 1st millennium bc. Characteristically rectangular in plan and generally less than 0.3 ha in extent, these enclosures are often situated on valley sides and low‐lying ground where they are associated with settlement and animal husbandry. The example at Martin Down in Cranborne Chase, Dorset, provides the type‐site.

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