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Brandon Camp


Nearest Town:Knighton (11km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SO400724 / Sheets: 137, 148
Latitude:52° 20' 45.36" N
Longitude:   2° 52' 51.21" W

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The last site of our trip to Shropshire visiting a couple more English Heritage sites.
I missed this site on the way up to Telford but managed to visit it on the way home.
Heading south towards the hamlet of Adforton, there are plenty of field gates you can park in front of just after the A4113 forks with the A4110.
Park on the verge, up and over the gate and basically head up hill.
Warning - this does involve climbing over two barbed wire fences.

As for the Hillfort itself there isn't a massive amount to see although the ramparts in places are still up to 2 metres high.
The remaining defences consist of a single bank which runs in an arc around the eastern side on the site. The western defences appear to have relied on the steepness of the slope. The bank varies in height from 0.3 metres to a maximum of 2 metres.

The fields are now used for grazing sheep.
Just about worth the effort. No public right of access.
Posted by CARL
11th August 2011ce


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From "Herefordshire Register of Countryside Treasures" (1918 H&WCC):

"Brandon Camp, Adforton

Approximately 3/4 acre Hill Fort with roughly triangular enclosure, having rounded angles and slightly curved sides with three entrances.


At N end of Lowhill and 3/4 mile N of Church above River Teme at Adforton."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd February 2009ce