Croft Ambrey

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Croft Ambrey
Northern Herefordshire
Near Leominster in UK
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Croft Ambrey
Area 32 acres

Croft Ambrey is a British Iron Age hill fort in northern Herefordshire, 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of Leominster close to the present day county border with South Shropshire.


Croft Ambrey is located on high ground within the Croft Castle estate, the nearest villages are Yarpole, Aymestrey, Yatton and Mortimer's Cross. Leominster lies to the south and Leintwardine to the north.

The Mortimer Trail waymarked long distance footpath passes adjacent to the site.


The hill fort at Croft Ambrey is triangular in layout and comprises 32 acres (13 ha) on high ground, a prominent and defensible site.

It was archaeologically excavated between 1960 and 1966 and was surveyed and assessed by English Heritage in 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Children, G; Nash, G (1994) Prehistoric Sites of Herefordshire Logaston Press ISBN 1-873827-09-1

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Coordinates: 52°17′42″N 2°48′54″W / 52.295°N 2.815°W / 52.295; -2.815