Conderton Camp

Bredon, Hereford & Worcester

NGRef: SO972384
OSMap: LR150
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

A small, oval hillfort with superb views built in two phases:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 cattle compound.

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.