Abdon Burf

Iron Age Hillfort

Brown Clee Hill is the highest hill in the rural English county of Shropshire, at 540 metres (1,770 ft) above sea level.  The highest peak of the hill is Abdon Burf, at 540 metres high with Clee Burf at 510m.

There were several Iron Age hill forts and various older barrows dotted around the Clee Hills. Unfortunately hillforts on Abdon Burf and Clee Burf have been largely lost to quarrying activity.

Further down on the SW side is a fort called Nordy Bank which is the last ‘intact’ survivor of three hill forts on Brown Clee.

A large stone on the side of the principal branch of the Brown Clee Hill (Abdon Burf), belonging apparently to the class of monuments commonly called druidical, is called the Giant’s Shaft – shaft, signifying an arrow. That end of the hill has been extensively quarried, so the stone is unlikely to still be there.

Map References for Abdon Burf – Shropshire

NGRef: SO594866 OSMap: LR