Dolebury Hillfort, Churchill, North Somerset: Analytical Earthwork Survey

Author(s): Mark Bowden

The earthworks of Dolebury hillfort and associated features were surveyed at a scale of 1:1000 in January and February 2008, as part of the EH Research Department project on the Mendip Hills AONB. The large Iron Age hillfort, part univallate and part bivallate, occupies the ridge that forms the northern escarpment of Mendip, immediately to the east of the ‘Churchill Gap’. It has an imposing western entrance. Within the fort are the remains of a rabbit warren, of post-medieval date but possibly with medieval origins. There are also slight cultivation remains, possibly associated with the warren, and later quarries exploiting the Carboniferous Limestone of the ridge.

Report Number:
59/2009
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
25

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