Caer Caradoc, Church Stretton

nr. All Stretton, Shropshire


NGRef: SO477953
OSMap: LR137/138
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

Caer Caradoc Hillfort Iron Age? Church Stretton   137(SO:477953) - Conspicuous on skyline 2.8km NE of Church Stretton and E of A49. Trackway up E face of hill to SE entrance of fort. A long, narrow (2.5ha) fort of the Cornovii, impressively sited on its ridge, it is protected by steep slopes, and has an inner bank and quarry ditch, and an outer ditch and counterscarp bank. A man-made track leads up to an inturned entrance on the SE, with guard chambers.
tSGtBA, p.177
Caer Caradoc, hill-fort (SO/477953) 1¾ miles NE of Church Stretton (A49, B4370). - This hill-fort is oval in plan and encloses 6 acres. Steep hill-slopes on all sides offer good natural protection, particularly on the W and SE. Arount the N half of the site there are 2 banks and a ditch. There is a hollow within the inner bank, which may have been a quarry to provide extra material for this bank. There is 1 bank around the S half of the camp except at the S end, where there are 2 banks and a ditch. The original entrance was at th SE corner wherea hollow way comes up the hillside and meets an in-turned entrance through the single bank. This is unusually wide and may include a guard-chamber on its S side. Undated.
GtPE, p.183