ANCIENT DEFENSIVE EARTHWORKS Gentleman's Magazine described the ' old camp ' upon ' Danes' Bank ' as defended by ' deep trenches.' 1 Local tradition says that Danish soldiers once occupied these earth- works, whence they attacked and destroyed Coughton, and the now long forgotten hamlet of Wyke, close by. 1 1 IT lUIUlllllUlllllllllllMUlii
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