Iron Age fortress that was more than
likely permanently occupied as it had
its own water supply a well. The fort
must have been a formidable site before
it was sadely pillaged for its stone.
fort has a circumference of 90 metres
and was comprised of two thick walls
and two lines of defensive ditches.
The remains of the walls in places reach
two metres in height, however originally
they may have been up to 6 metres and
5 metres thick. The first ditch
surrounded the outer wall, the second
the inner wall, these features are difficult
to pick out, especially the latter which
has been completely filled and hence
obliterated. The enterance to the fort
can still be seen, easily picked out
by the two standing stones that stand
on either side of it.
were two periods of occupation the first
ending in the first century AD, the
second starting in more troubled times
after the Romans left Britain. Under
the second occupation the fort underwent
modification in its stonework to improve
its defensive capabilities. During this
period huts were built within the fort.
has been found which include smelting
pits which show that the fort was involved
in the production of tin.