Blackcliff Wood Camp

Iron Age Hillfort

The monument consists of the remains of a promontory fort, which is a defended enclosure believed to date back to the Iron Age period (around 800 BC to AD 74, during the Roman conquest of Wales). The fort is located on a natural spur, with steep natural slopes on three sides, and has an oval shape measuring approximately 65m NE/SW by 80m NW/SE. The southern side of the spur, where the ground slopes gently away, is fortified with a bank and an external ditch. The bank is constructed from limestone rubble and rises to a height of 1.5m on the inside and 2.5m on the outside. The ditch is 2m wide and 1.2m deep. The entire site is covered by dense woodland.

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