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Mistleberry Fort



A small round univallate hillfort in woodland to the north of Sixpenny Handley. This is little known and I suspect little visited, it's in dense deciduous woodland. The tree roots are damaging the banks and a large amount of badger setts aren't helping either.
This fort is only about three quarters complete and appears to be unfinished originally. The missing ditch and rampart is mostly on the west side. On this side the ditch can be seen as a series of round holes, lessening in depth as they move south. It looks like the spoil from these holes would have been thrown up to make the rampart, which peters out at this point also. This looks like Ladle hill in Hampshire but only in it's partial incompleteness on the west side.
Although quite remote it is easy to visit as it is next to an R.S.P.B. nature reserve with a good car park and is well served with footpaths. There are many other sites of interest very close to this site.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
11th September 2007ce
Edited 11th September 2007ce

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