Bratton Castle

Westbury, Wiltshire


NGRef: ST901516
OSMap: LR184
Sitetype: Nb/IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

This rectangular fort with superb views is protected by a single bank and external ditch on all but its E side where thedefences were doubled. Entrances with outworks were located on the S and NE.

Neolithic Long Barrow

At the E end of the fort is a Neolithic long barrow, 70m long and 3.7m high, where charred human skeletons were found.

Anglo-Saxon Chalk Figure

The Westbury White Horse adorns the hillside below the fort, and is thought to date to c878AD celebrating a victory of King Alfred.