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.
Framlingham (Frendlingham, Framalingaham) in early Saxon times was probably the site of a fortified earthwork to which St Edmund the Martyr is said to have fled from the Danes in 870.