Uleybury

Uley, Gloucestershire


NGRef: ST785990
OSMap: LR162
Sitetype: IApf

Iron-Age Promontory Hillfort

This rectangular promontory fort of 32 acres (13ha) is strategically sited at the south end of a steep sided spur and commands fine views. It is surrounded on all sides bar the north by steep natural slopes which were enhanced by two banks and ditches. The most important of the three original entrances was likely that on the north corner, where three sets of additional defences now destroyed by ploughing, possibly provided an external complex entrance. Excavation of part of the site has revealed several interesting finds which include; a crouched burial and two iron currency bars. Surface finds include a gold coin of the Dobunni tribe.