Corgas

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Corgas, or Oligmaga as it was called by the Romans, is an old hillfort that is well overgrown in northern Salisbury. It is built in the hills between Wilton and Bedwyn, and overlooks the Bourne river. While it was in an excellent strategic position, the development of society in Salisbury outstripped the fort of its usefulness and it was abandoned long ago.
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All that remained of the fort for nearly 100 years has been a circular earthen mound, but new owners have recently fortified the structure. They call the place Corgas.
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In its shadow, protected on one flank by palisade and on another flank by river is a small dock. In the hill above it the sounds of a smithy ring out. Horses can be heard from a distance as the wind carries it from within.

In the summer of 516 AD the fort was stormed by men loyal to the Earl and under the command of the marshal. Without much bloodshed for the attackers, the fortress was stormed and taken. It’s inhabitants were put the sword.

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Since the end of 516 AD it has been under the control of House Laverstock.

Corgas

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