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Burrow Hill Fort

Hob Uid: 335977
Location :
Warwickshire
North Warwickshire
Corley
Grid Ref : SP3045085100
Summary : A hill-fort excavated 1923 and 1926 and proved to be iron Age 'B', although occupation was slight. The main interest of the work is structural, the rampart was of earth faced with coursed masonry reinforced with lenghtwise and crosswise timbering. The remains of this construction were found in a very ruined state but they constitute the only approach yet recorded in England to the 'murus Gallicus' of continental Celtic forts. The extent of the camp was somewhat uncertain, modern quarrying having infiltrated.
More information : (SP 30458510) Camp. (LB). (1)

Corley Camp, Burrow Hill. A hill-fort excavated 1923 & 1926 and
proved I.A. 'B' - occupation was slight. The main interest of the
work is structural, the rampart was of earth faced with coursed
masonry reinforced with lenghtwise and crosswise timbering. The
remains of this construction were found in a very ruined state but
they constitute the only approach yet recorded in England to the
'murus Gallicus' of continental Celtic forts.
The extent of the camp was somewhat uncertain, modern quarrying
having infiltrated. (2-3)

Modern farming equipment and technique is quickly removing the
greater part of this hill-fort although the remains, at the moment,
are impressive. When visited the site was under plough - no surface
finds were made.
Published survey (25" 1954) revised. (4)

Scheduled as 'Corley Camp'. (5)

SP 304 850. Burrow Hill, Corley. Listed in gazetteer as a univallate hillfort covering 2.9ha. (6)

Additional reference with plan. (7)

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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : O.S. 25' 1954.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ant. 5, 1931. 82-83,84-85. (C.F.Hawkes.)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T.Birm. A.S. 52, 1927, 282-287. (P.B.Chatwin.)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 24-APR-68
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE AM's in England 1973 215
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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 189 (AHA Hogg)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Warwickshire 1 1904 370-1
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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 : Univallate Hillfort
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WA 16
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Warwickshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 369
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 21552
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 38 NW 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, BURROW HILL, CORLEY CAMP
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1923-01-01
End Date : 1926-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 38 NW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1968-04-24
End Date : 1968-04-24