In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Yarnbury like this:
YARNBURY, an ancient British camp in the S of Wilts: on an isolated eminence on Salisbury plain, 7½ miles NW of Wilton. It occupies 28 acres; measures 1,716 yards in circuit; has 6 entrances, and a rampart 52 feet high; and is the scene of a sheep and horse fair on 4 Oct.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Yarnbury, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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