Ingleborough Hillfort, Ingleton, North Yorkshire

This is a reconstruction drawing of Ingleborough Hillfort. It was a fortified settlement that was built by a British Iron Age ,tribe called the Brigantes, in the 1st century AD. It is a stone-built rampart enclosing about twenty roundhouses. The roundhouses or huts tend to cluster in discrete groups. All are between 5.5m and 8.0m in diameter within rubble walls. The stone rampart is 3,000 feet long. At 720m, it is the highest hillfort in England. Read detailed archaeological description.


North Yorkshire Ingleton


Prehistoric (to AD42)



iron age hillfort defence archaeology roundhouse aerial view reconstruction drawing