Bredon, Hereford & Worcester
A small, oval hillfort with superb views built in two phases:
- The first phase, completed c.300BC, comprised a single
stone rampart with ditch, enclosing an area of 3 acres (1.2ha). There
was an additional counterscarp bank on the east and west sides, and
entrances were to north and south. During this phase it is possible that
the enclosure was no more than a compound for livestock.
- In the
first century BC a drystone wall was built across the spur, isolating
an area of 2 acres (0.8ha) at the northern end of the enclosure. It had
an inturned entrance, and protected a small village of circular huts and
storage pits. The outer area probably continued in its original use as a
The fort was abandoned before the Romans arrived, probably at the
same time as the nearby fort on Bredon Hill, which was undoubtedly
peopled by the same tribal culture.