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Period: Iron Age

NGR Easting: 224570

NGR Northing: 467090

Description: Iron Age defended promontory. A massive bank and ditch forms the defences of this promontory fort. On the southern side a natural gully leading from the sea was enhanced and then extended to form a deep, semi-circular ditch protecting the promontory on the landward side. Material from the ditch was used to construct an earthen rampart, the inner face of which retained by a stone wall.

Excavation suggested that the first phase of the defences were constructed during the early Iron Age. No obvious trace of occupation was found associated with this phase of defence.

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Site & Monument Type: promontory fort

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 1062.10