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Eldon Hill Enclosure


<b>Eldon Hill Enclosure</b>Posted by juameiImage © juamei
Nearest Town:Whaley Bridge (10km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SK117811 / Sheet: 110
Latitude:53° 19' 34.8" N
Longitude:   1° 49' 27.54" W

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<b>Eldon Hill Enclosure</b>Posted by juamei <b>Eldon Hill Enclosure</b>Posted by juamei


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[visited 8/1/12] Without a GPS and with blanket mist, I found this by educated luck, basically heading downhill in the right direction from the main barrow. Its a fairly small enclosure, presumably designed to keep cattle penned in as the high land immediately next to it would have made defensive use very difficult. The banks that are left look to be in good condition, though I didn't walk the whole thing as I was getting rushed for time by this point.

Access is the same as the rest of Eldon Hill.
juamei Posted by juamei
29th January 2012ce


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The SMR has this listed as "A Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age palisaded hilltop enclosure lying on a gently sloping shelf to the south of the summit of Eldon Hill. The enclosure forms an irregular 'D' shape and is defined by a clearly visible stony bank."

I'd go for stock enclosure as opposed to habitation purely because this site is undefendable being abutted by higher ground to the North.
juamei Posted by juamei
9th January 2012ce