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Eggardon Hill



The hill-top at Eggardon is crowned with the impressive ramparts and ditches of one of Dorset's best preserved hill-forts.

Dating from the Iron Age over 2,000 years ago, this fort has not been excavated in modern times and much of its archaeology remains hidden.

The fort covers nearly 40 acres of the hill-top, its defences following the hill-slope on three sides and dramatically cutting off the fourth.

Half of the interior seems never to have been ploughed.
Posted by phil
2nd January 2002ce
Edited 24th March 2013ce

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