Hascombe Hill

Godalming, Surrey


NGRef: TQ004386
OSMap: LR186
Sitetype: IApf

Iron-Age Hillfort

In a fine location at the SW end of a sandy spur, this little promontory fort was protected by artificially steepened scarping on 3 sides, with a ditch below the crest, and, at the more vulnerable NE, by single rampart, over 12m wide, and a ditch 6m wide and almost 3m deep. An out-turned entrance in the centre had a passage 24m long. Probably dating to the 1st century BC, the fort may be a response to either tribal warfare or Caesar's invasion.