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the memory of Members of the Society as perhaps the most charming of the many charming country residences which they have been privileged to visit within the borders of the County of Wilts.

The Church, which is well restored and cared for, is as full of interest in its way as the house. The very singular wall dividing nave and chancel, the Norman arcades, the fine tombs and monuments of the Topps and others, the good modern glass, are all worthy of more attention than the time at disposal allowed of. The Rector, CANON CODD, here pointed out the chief objects of interest, and Mr. PONTING followed with an account of the architecture.

CODFORD S. MARY Church was the next place to be visited, the chief points being the very interesting Norman and Early English chancel arch and the remnants of Norman carving found during the restoration and preserved in the porch. Mr. PONTING, as before, acted as architectural guide.

At this point some of the party left in order to catch the 5.17 train at Codford Station, whilst the remainder proceeded on their way to CODFORD ST. PETER Church. Here the Rector, the Rev. D. MACLEANE, gave an account of the Church, and also read Mr. Ponting's notes on the architecture-the latter having been obliged to leave by train. The principal points of interest here were the font and the curious Saxon sculptured stone illustrated in vol. xx., p. 138. Thence the carriages drove to HEYTESBURY HOUSE, where LORD and LADY HEYTESBURY kindly received the party, tea being laid out under the trees on the lawn-LORD HEYTESBURY himself afterwards taking the Members round the rich collection of pictures. The house itself, though of very modern appearance externally, is on the site of a very old one which preceded it. The tea and the fruit were so much appreciated by the ladies that it was half-past six before the fine, but much-restored, Church was reached. The Vicar, the Rev. W. J. SWAYNE, kindly read a paper on the history of the Church, but this was unceremoniously cut short by a series of blasts from the Secretary's trumpet outside, peremptorily demanded by those who had to catch trains at Warminster. The congregation accordingly broke up somewhat hurriedly, and with but scant thanks to Mr. Swayne, and

the breaks made the best of their way to Warminster. And so ended the Annual Meeting for 1893, a Meeting marked by the great interest taken in the Society's proceedings by the inhabitants of Warminster and the neighbourhood, by the large numbers attending the meetings and excursions, and by the great activity and liberality of the Local Committee in providing for the comfort and entertainment of those attending-the thanks of the Society being especially due to Messrs. Morgan and Bleeck, and to the Rev. J. F. Welsh, who, as Local Secretaries, spared neither time nor trouble to make the Meeting the success it undoubtedly was.

Excavation of the South Lodge Camp, Rushmore Park.

An Entrenchment of the Bronze Age.

By Lt.-GENERAL PITT-RIVERS, D.C.L., F.R.S., F:S.A.1 [Read at the Warminster Meeting of the Society, July 26th, 1893.]

WAS prevented by illness from excavating in the summer

of 1892, but in April, 1893, I returned to the work. Rushmore, owing to the quantity of undisturbed down and woodland, is so full of ancient earthworks that it will probably take several years before they can be examined with the necessary thoroughness. Although the area is limited, the remains include vestiges of all ages, from the Neolithic to the Roman Age, and the transition from one period to another in a small area, can be better studied than in a larger one, by means of the silting of ditches and the denudation of earthworks.

I commenced the digging of the year with what I have now

1 The Society is indebted to Gen. Pitt-Rivers for the generous gift of the plates illustrating this paper.

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