Salmonsbury

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire


NGRef: SP175208
OSMap: LR163
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

This large but unimpressive, rectangular lowland fort is protected by two gravel banks revetted in drystone and two v-shaped ditches which enclose an area of around 56 acres (c.22.7ha). Excavations in the interior of the fort revealed round-houses and many storage pits, some of which contained burials, and others held a stash of 147 iron currency-bars. Pottery from the site suggest an occupation period from the 3rd to the 1st centuries BC, while the ramparts were erected sometime during the 2nd.