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Dorstone Hill


<b>Dorstone Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (8.6.2011)
Nearest Town:Hay On Wye (11km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SO32744213 / Sheets: 148, 161
Latitude:52° 4' 22.68" N
Longitude:   2° 58' 53.21" W

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Small promontory fort on Dorstone Hill. Brief Pastscape description:

Small Iron Age promontory hillfort occupying a spur of land just below the summit of Dorstone Hill. The fort is roughly triangular in plan. Along the north east side the slope has been artificially steepened to enhance defences. Another side is formed by an earthen bank and ditch. The fort sits between 2 Neolithic burial monuments, Arthur's Stone and Cross Lodge long barrow. The hilltop was occupied from Neolithic to Romano-British times which is indicated by finds of flints and pottery. Previously mistaken for a cross dyke. Scheduled.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th June 2011ce
Edited 7th June 2011ce