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Name:Cissbury Ring Iron Age Hillfort, Worthing
HER Ref:MWS6361
Type of record:Monument

Designations

  • Scheduled Monument 27069: CISSBURY RING HILLFORT, PREHISTORIC FLINT MINE AND ASSOCIATED REMAINS

Summary

A hillfort of probable Iron Age date enclosing an area of circa 60 acres. The ramparts partially enclose Neolithic flint mines. The earthworks on the hill were surveyed by RCHME in 1993 at the request of the National Trust. Features visible in the interior as earthworks include lyncheted fields, pits and small enclosures associated primarily with Iron Age and Roman activity on the hill. Many of these are visble on aerial photographs taken in 1945.


Grid Reference:TQ 1388 0802
Parish:Worthing, Worthing, West Sussex
Findon, Arun, West Sussex
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Monument Types

  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Built, Unknown date)
  • ENCLOSURE (Built, Unknown date)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Built, Unknown date)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (In Use, Later Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD (between))
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (In Use, Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC (between))
  • OCCUPATION SITE (Occupation debris, Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • UNIVALLATE HILLFORT (In Use, Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD (between))
  • FIELD SYSTEM (In Use, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (between))
  • BURH (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 1000 AD to 1000 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (In Use, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (between))
  • FIELDWORK (In Use, WW II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (between))

Sources

<1>Bibliographic reference: 1962. Southern Britain in the Iron Age. 36.
<2>Excavation archive: Toms C & HS. 1926. Sussex Arch Colls. 67:55-83 plan.
<3>Bibliographic reference: Curwen EC & Ross Williamson RP. 1931. Antiq Journ. 11:14-36.
<4>Bibliographic reference: Curwen EC. 1954. 236 247 263 296-7 314-5.
<5>Index: Ordnance Survey. 1964. Ordnance Survey Record Card - TQ10NW1.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Lane Fox AH. 1869. Archaeologia. 42:53-76.
<7>Bibliographic reference: OS. 1971. TQ10NW1.
<8>Scheduling record: Secretary of State. 1997. Schedule of Monuments.
<9>Article in serial: P. Harp, in Plateau Bulletin 3. 2002. Six Neolithic axe roughouts from Cissbury, West Sussex, p. 28.
<10>Article in serial: Sussex Past and Present August 2000. 2000. Cissbury resistivity - A new Survey has been undertaken of the Hillfort.
<11>Article in serial: S. Hamilton and J. Manley - European J. of Archaeology, p. 8-42 Vol. 4. 2001. Hillforts, Monumentality and Place: A Chronological and Topographic Review of First Millenium BC Hillforts of South-East England. Copy in WSCC Source Material.
<12>Bibliographic reference: Donachie, J D & Field, D J. 1994. Cissbury Ring: a survey by the RCHME. Sussex Arch Colls, Vol 132. pp 25-32.
<13>Grey Literature Report: English Heritage. 2001. Cissbury Ring, Worthing, West Sussex: Report on Geophysical Survey, April 2000.. Centre for Archaeology Report 91/2001.
<14>Unpublished document: Archaeology South-East (James, R). Jun 2006. Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex.
<15>Bibliographic reference: Stewart, I (in Brandon, P (1978) The South Saxons). 1978. The Sussex mints and their moneyers. pp100-101.
<16>Bibliographic reference: Hill, D. 1978. The origins of the Saxon towns (in Brandon, P (1978), 'The South Saxons).
<17>Grey Literature Report: Archaeology South-East. 2007. A Detailed Topographical and Geophysical Survey of Land Outside the Eastern Entrance of Cissbury Ring Hillfort, Findon, Sussex. Project No. 2869.
<18>Grey Literature Report: Archaeology South-East. 2006. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex.. Project No. 2241.
<19>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex - Digital Mapping (GIS) Shapefiles.
<20>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex.
<21>Web Site: English Heritage. 2007. PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/.

Associated Events

  • Cissbury Ring, Worthing, West Sussex: Report on Geophysical Survey, April 2000 (Ref: Centre for Archaeology Report 91/2001)
  • A Detailed Topographical and Geophysical Survey of Land Outside the Eastern Entrance of Cissbury Ring Hillfort (Ref: Project No. 2869)
  • Part excav, -, 1930
  • Cissbury Ring
  • Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey, Cissbury Ring, West Sussex (Ref: 2241)
  • English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex (Ref: ISSN 1749-8775)

Associated Monuments

  • MWS9202 - Related to: Anti-Aircraft Gun or Searchlight Emplacement, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9203 - Related to: Anti-Aircraft Gun or Searchlight Emplacement, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9205 - Related to: Anti-Aircraft Gun or Searchlight Emplacement, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9206 - Related to: Anti-Aircraft Gun or Searchlight Emplacement, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9207 - Related to: Anti-Aircraft Gun or Searchlight Emplacement, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9208 - Related to: Anti-tank Ditch, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS1132 - Related to: Bowl Barrow at Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS6452 - Related to: Bowl Barrow west of Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9199 - Related to: Concrete Base, Cissbury Plantation, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS3176 - Related to: Cross-Ridge Dyke, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9235 - Related to: Dew Pond on Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9234 - Related to: Earthen Mound, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS5269 - Related to: Earthwork or Circular Enclosure at Cissbury Ring (Monument)
  • MWS9146 - Related to: Eastern Entrance, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9154 - Related to: Field System Outside the Eastern Entrance to Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9155 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Plantation, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9175 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9182 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9183 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9184 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9185 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9186 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9187 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9188 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9189 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9190 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9191 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9192 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9193 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9194 - Related to: Field System, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS211 - Related to: Field Systems and Cultivation terraces, Vineyard Hill near Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS6350 - Related to: Flint Axe, Cissbury Ring (Find Spot)
  • MWS6362 - Related to: Flint mines at Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9228 - Related to: Hollow-way, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS5267 - Related to: Iron Age - Romano-British Occupation, Cissbury Ring (Monument)
  • MWS9197 - Related to: Light Anti-Aircraft Battery or Gun Emplacement, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9160 - Related to: Linear Banks, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9221 - Related to: Linear Gully, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9237 - Related to: Lynchet, Canada Bottom, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9157 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9158 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9159 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9161 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9162 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9163 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9164 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9165 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9166 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9168 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9169 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9170 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9171 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9172 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9173 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9174 - Related to: Lynchet, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9156 - Related to: Lynchet, Southern Ridge of Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9213 - Related to: Nissen Hut Base, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9147 - Related to: Northern Defences, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9236 - Related to: Pond, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS7395 - Related to: Possible Bronze Age to Roman Field System South East of Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9200 - Related to: Possible Bunker, Cissbury Plantation, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9201 - Related to: Possible Generator Pit, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9196 - Related to: Possible Slit Trench, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9233 - Related to: Quarry, Canada Bottom, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9150 - Related to: Rectangular Enclosure, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9151 - Related to: Rectangular Enclosure, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9152 - Related to: Rectangular Enclosure, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9153 - Related to: Rectangular Enclosure, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9204 - Related to: Rectangular Mound, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS3177 - Related to: Saxon Mint, Cissbury (Monument)
  • MWS9198 - Related to: Site of a Firing Range, Deep Bottom, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9195 - Related to: Slit Trench System, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9209 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9210 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9211 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9212 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9214 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9215 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9216 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9217 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9218 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9219 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9220 - Related to: Slit Trench, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9149 - Related to: Southern Defences, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9148 - Related to: Southern Entrance, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9224 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9225 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9226 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9227 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9231 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9232 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon (Monument)
  • MWS9222 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon and Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9223 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Findon and Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9229 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9230 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Hill, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS9167 - Related to: Terraced Trackway, Cissbury Ring, Worthing (Monument)
  • MWS10683 - Related to: World War II Category 'A' Nodal Point, Findon (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • VESSEL (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)