Harding's Down, North Camp

Iron Age Hillfort

Harding’s Down, North Camp is a small circular hillslope fort located on the northern slopes of the summit of Harding’s Down on the Gower Peninsula. It is part of a cluster of sites in the area. The fort is characterized by moderate to strong surrounding slopes on all sides, and it has an internal area of approximately 0.2 hectares.

The fort is defined by a bank, ditch, and counterscarp. The entrance to the fort is located in the northwest, and it is approached from below by a hollow way flanked by stony banks. There is a hut platform with a diameter of about 6.0 meters in the interior of the fort, indicating possible habitation or storage structures.

The site is currently used as upland pasture and is in fair condition. Minimal investigations have been conducted at the site, and its exact date and purpose remain undated. However, it is depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map from 1879, indicating its historical significance as a defensive structure in the area. Further research and investigation may shed more light on the site’s significance and history.

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