Compton Dundon Hill Fort

  • Peak Lane, Dundon, Somerset.
  • Scheduled Monument


Iron Age univallate hill fort covering approximately 5 ha, defended by a bank, ditch and counterscarp with the bank measuring 6.5 ft high, and the entrance on the east side.

Site has been quarried. Finds include Bronze Age pottery sherds.


1831                            Excavated.

19th C                          Hedge planted on part of site.

1916                            Excavated by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.

1967                            Field Investigation.

1970’s                         Quarry used for a short time for building stone.

1971                            Aerial photograph.

1994                            Surveyed and Measured by Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.

1994                            Field Investigation.

1996                            Scheduled.

1997                            Excavated. Excavations showed timber laced ramparts.

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