One of the hills in the vicinity is fortified with a great ancient earthwork and ditch.
This earthwork averages 250 ft.
Hadrian Allcroft, Earthwork of England (1909).
One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
An earthwork known as Castle Rough, in the marshes below Milton, was probably the work of Hasten the Dane in 892, and Bayford Castle, a mile distant, occupies the site of one said to have been built in opposition by King Alfred, Tong Castle is about 2 m.