hillfort


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hillfort

(ˈhɪlˌfɔːt)
n
(Archaeology) archaeol a hilltop fortified with ramparts and ditches, dating from the second millennium bc

hillfort

A prehistoric stronghold with ditches and ramparts, constructed on top of a hill.
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hillfort

[ˈhɪlˈfɔːt] Ncastro m
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The top of the prominence is the scheduled site of an Iron Age hillfort, Lodge Hill Camp.
Coming after Time Team's televised programme on Sunday of their excavation of Caerau Hillfort last year, it was especially heartening to hear about the ongoing success of the CAER project and of its creators' intention to continue their excellent work in partnership with schools and residents of Caerau and Ely.
Walkers among heather on the Offa's Dyke Path on Penycloddiau hillfort in the Clwydian Hills
Last autumn bikers volunteered to help reseed parts of Llantysilio Mountain where bikers have breached the ramparts of an ancient hillfort that had seen off the Romans.
Last year locals joined archaeologists to investigate a 50ft long mound above Harehaugh Iron Age hillfort, which dates from 2,300 years ago.
For example, by combining evidence from published work, the Sites & Monuments Record and recent fieldwork, Rippon is able to place Romano-British use of the hillfort of Cadbury-Congresbury within a densely populated landscape of settlement and industrial sites.
Michael Mari, 22, of Hillfort Close, Ely, Cardiff, was one of a group of four men stopped by police on the corner of Albany Road, Cardiff, after they spotted one of the four openly taking the drug.
The Hillfort Glow project will involve local people close to hillforts on the Sandstone Ridge, the Clwydian Range, Halkyn Mountain and Wirral.
As well as being able to view artefacts such as an Iron Age bronze plaque found at the Moel Hiraddug hillfort on the Clwydian hills in North Wales, web users can find details of any excavation work or archaeological discoveries local to them.
The visitor centre at Ingram houses an archaeological exhibition of the hillfort heritage of the Breamish Valley, alongside its shop and information desk.
The house has a wonderful setting on the western slopes of the Malverns with lovely views over the Herefordshire countryside to Wales and the Black Mountains and across to BritishCamp , the prehistoric hillfort.