Faringdon Folly,

July, 2014

Having been littered with activity for the past 3,000 years, Folly Hill has much potential archaeology to offer.  Its locality to the nearby Uffington White Horse and subsequent  hillfort show the hill tops importance within the Iron Age.  Written evidence of a Norman Castle and later a Civil War battery leave much to be discovered.  

With no physical archaeological evidence for any activity at the hill before that of the modern Folly, and with the aid of Faringdon Folly Tower Trust, a magnetometry survey was completed.  With encouraging results, the first phase has been completed and we have now entered our second phase of this research project involving strategic test pitting.