140 REMAINS OF ANTIQUITY.
British words, descriptive of its situation ; pou, country, and ings, downs: that is, the plain country under the Downs. The church is a large and ancient edifice; it is built in the form of a cross, with a tower in the centre. The ruins Mr. Ash-ton spoke of, were those of some stupendous building raised in ancient times, which tradition relates was the seat of the barons of Poynings.
On their return, Mr. Ashton pointed out to his companions, the ruins of an encampment, called Holling-bury Castle, or Hill.
" The rampart," he said, " which was once strong and high, is now much dilapidated, Three tumuli have lately been discovered, containing some Roman coins; they were pro-