Quarley Hill

Grateley, Hants


NGRef: SU262423
OSMap: LR184
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

This ovoid fort in a prominent position, was built in several phases. First occupation was an enclosure surrounded by a simple timber palisade, this was later augmented by a 6½ feet (2m) high dump rampart and a wide ditch, 13 feet (4m) deep with a slight counterscarp. Entrances were located on the south-west and south-east, but for some reason, both the rampart and the south-east entrance were left unfinished. A number of late bronze age linear earthworks radiate out from the site, which were possibly used for cattle ranching.