The Ditches


NGRef: SO562942
OSMap: LR137/138
Sitetype: IAf

Iron-Age Hillfort

The Ditches, hill-fort (SO/563943) 5 miles SW of Much Wenlock (A458, B4371, B4376, B4378), ¾ mile SW of Easthope. - Oval in shape, this fort encloses 5½ acres. It is fortified by3 banks and ditches. In places the innermost bank is 15 ft. high. The entrance faces NE. Here the innermost bank on the S side curves outwards, sealing off the ends of the 2 ditches S of it and providing a well-protected entrance passageway. The gap in the earthworks at the SW has not yet been proved prehistoric. Not Dated.
GtPE, p.184