Worlebury Hillfort and the Linear Earthworks to its east, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset: Archaeological Survey Report

Author(s): Mark Bowden

Worlebury hillfort occupies the western end of a wooded east-west ridge, Worle Hill, on the northern edge of Weston-super-Mare. It is a partly multi-vallate hillfort with stone-built ramparts. Excavations in the 19th century revealed structural details of the ramparts and numerous storage pits in the interior. The site is overgrown and has suffered recently from neglect and vandalism. Following a condition survey in 2017-18 an analytical earthwork survey was requested and undertaken by Historic England’s Archaeological Survey & Investigation team in 2018-19. This survey also included the currently un-Designated linear earthworks to the east of the hillfort. The survey has elucidated some evidence about the use of the hillfort and its subsequent history but much remains obscure.

Report Number:
93/2019
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
35
Keywords:
Iron Age Analytical Landscape Survey Hillfort

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