Aconbury

Hereford & Worcester


NGRef: SO504331
OSMap: LR149
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

The Aconbury hill-fort lies about 4½ miles (7.3km) south of Hereford. The camp is roughly rectangular, its defences following the natural contour of the hill. These defences consist of a bank, ditch and counterscarp bank enclosing an internal area of about 17½ acres (7ha). Limited excavations conducted at the site suggested internal revetments within the rampart bank also that the site was permanently occupied from the 2nd century BC until after the Roman Conquest. There are in-turned entrances to the south-east and the south-west, the latter with an outwork. Finds are stored in Hereford Museum.