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Backwell Hillfort

Hob Uid: 194831
Location :
North Somerset
North Somerset
Backwell
Grid Ref : ST4940068050
Summary : Site of an Iron Age promontory fort or univallate hillfort, now mostly destroyed by quarrying.
More information : [ST 49406805] A Probably IA promontory camp, at Backwell,
was discovered from the air and investigated on the ground in 1933.
A roughly triangular area was defended on two sides by a stone bank
and outer ditch. There was no entrance unless a slight depression
in the south-east bank was the remains of one (1). By 1956 (2) the
earthwork had nearly been destroyed by quarrying and only part of
the east bank remained. No finds were known. (1-2)

No remains of the promontory fort can now be found. The quarry
occupies a considerable area and has been disused in the last two
years. (3)

ST 49496807. A small section of Backwell hillfort has been
re-located. (4)


Additional reference (5)

ST 494 680. Backwell. Listed in gazetteer as a univallate hillfort covering <1.2ha. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc. U.B.S.S. 4, 1935. 252 (E.K. Tratman).
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (E.K. Tratman, 1956)).
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 12-APR-62
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc Somer Arch & NHS 123 1979 102 (M Glasson)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : BAR 91 1981 Hillfort Settlement in Somerset 263 (I Burrow)
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : BAR 62 British Hill-Forts: An Index 1979 201 (AHA Hogg)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Promontory Fort, Univallate Hillfort
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 46 NE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 46 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-04-12
End Date : 1962-04-12