List of hill forts in England

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There are over 1,350 known hill forts in England and Wales.[1] Given the effects of erosion, some smaller sites have been destroyed and the actual number of hill forts constructed was probably higher, possibly around 1,600. England's hill forts are concentrated in the south and west, with especially high numbers in the south-western peninsula (Devon and Cornwall have a total of 285 hill forts). There are also 570 hill forts in Wales, and some in Scotland.[1] Although some originate in the Bronze Age, the majority of hill forts in Britain were constructed during the Iron Age (about 8th century BC to the Roman conquest of Britain). There was a trend in the 2nd century BC for hill forts to fall out of use.[2]

Contents
Bedfordshire · Berkshire · Bristol · Buckinghamshire · Cambridgeshire · Cheshire · Cleveland · Cornwall · Cumbria · Derbyshire · Devon · Dorset · East Sussex · Essex · Gloucestershire · Greater Manchester · Hampshire · Herefordshire · Hertfordshire · Kent · Lancashire · Leicestershire · Norfolk · Northamptonshire · Northumberland · North Yorkshire · Nottinghamshire · Oxfordshire · Shropshire · Somerset · South Yorkshire · Staffordshire · Surrey · West Sussex · West Yorkshire · Wiltshire · Worcestershire
See also · References

Bedfordshire[edit]

Berkshire[edit]

Bristol[edit]

Buckinghamshire[edit]

Cambridgeshire[edit]

Cheshire[edit]

Cleveland[edit]

Cornwall[edit]

Cumbria[edit]

Derbyshire[edit]

Devon[edit]

Dorset[edit]

East Sussex[edit]

Essex[edit]

Gloucestershire[edit]

Tog Hill, Cold Ashton,[9]

Greater Manchester[edit]

Hampshire[edit]

Herefordshire[edit]

Hertfordshire[edit]

Kent[edit]

Lancashire[edit]

Leicestershire[edit]

Norfolk[edit]

North Yorkshire[edit]

Northamptonshire[edit]

Northumberland[edit]

Oxfordshire[edit]

Shropshire[edit]

Somerset[edit]

South Yorkshire[edit]

Staffordshire[edit]

Surrey[edit]

West Sussex[edit]

West Yorkshire[edit]

Wiltshire[edit]

Worcestershire[edit]

Walbury Hill, Berkshire
Wittenham Clumps, Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire)
Mellor, Greater Manchester, replica roundhouse
Bickerton Hill, Cheshire
Castle an Dinas, Cornwall
Castle Crag, Cumbria
Danebury Ring
Cadbury Castle, Somerset
Carl Wark, Peak District
Old Sarum, by John Constable
Hembury Hillfort
Eston Nab, North Yorkshire
Beacon Hill, Hampshire
British Camp, Herefordshire

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Forde-Johnston (1976), p. 1.
  2. ^ Cunliffe (1983), p. 74.
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  5. ^ "The megalithis portal: List of Hillforts in Berkshire". Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  11. ^ "The megalithic portal: List of hillforts in Buckinghamshire". Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "English Heritage National Monuments Record: Cambridgeshire". Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  14. ^ a b c d e f g h "English Heritage National Monuments record: Cheshire". Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "The megalithic portal: List of hillforts in Cornwall". Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
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  47. ^ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/12530/frith.html
  48. ^ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/4350/toothill_fort.html
  49. ^ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/12568/tourner_bury.html
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  52. ^ http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/3741/woolbury.html
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Bibliography
  • Cunliffe, Barry (1983). Danebury: Anatomy of an Iron Age Hillfort. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-0998-3 
  • Forde-Johnston, J (1976). Hillforts of the Iron Age in England and Wales: a survey of the surface evidence. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0-85323-381-0 

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