Ancient and Historical Monuments in the County of Gloucester Iron Age and Romano-British Monuments in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1976.
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AMPNEY ST. PETER or EASTINGTON
A Romano-British building imprecisely located about ¼ mile N. of the village was partly excavated by J. Y. Akerman, c. 1860. (fn. 1) His account refers to an urn containing a hoard of Roman coins dug up in a garden 'not many hundred yards from Ranbury Ring'.
(1) Ranbury Ring Hill-fort (SP 090009), bivallate by reason of a feeble outer bank and ditch, its banks treecovered, unexcavated, encloses 11½ acres on the plain S.E. of the village, about 310 ft. above O.D. The perimeter of the enclosure generally follows the contours of a slight eminence, rising from the almost flat surrounding ground. The inner bank, about 35 ft. wide, stands 7 ft. above the interior and 12 ft. above the ditch, which is 30 ft. wide. Beyond this is a berm 10 ft. to 15 ft. wide. The generally denuded outer bank, about 15 ft. wide, survives in places to a height of 4 ft. The outer ditch can be traced only along the S. half of the S.W. side, where it is 6 in. deep and 12 ft. wide. The entrance, in the middle of the S.E. side, is now marked by a gap 40 ft. wide in the inner bank. The outer bank has been destroyed on the N.E. of the entrance. The interior has been much ploughed.