Ladle Hill

Sydmonton, Hampshire

NGRef: SU478568
OSMap: LR174
Sitetype: Nce/IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

This roughly rectangular fort enclosed 7 acres (c.2.8ha) within an embankment and ditch. The work seems to have been undertaken by several different labour forces, each working on a section of the defences, but for some reason the task was abandoned and the fort left unfinished. A 170 ft (52m) diameter disc barrow lies just to the N, and there are several other barrows in the area, mostly ploughed-out.