Dowsborough Camp

  • Holford, Somerset. 
  • Scheduled Monument.


Oval shaped Iron Age univallate hill fort covering 2.7 ha and defended by a rampart, ditch and counterscarp. The rampart measuring 3.2 – 4.9 ft wide and standing 3.9 ft high, the ditch measuring 3.2 ft wide and 14.7 ft deep and the counterscarp measuring 3.2 ft wide and 3.2 ft high. The original entrance to the east has inturns.

17th – 18th C                Copper ore pits in and around the site.

1939-1945                   World War II: Split trench on site.

1955                            Aerial photograph.

1965                            Field Investigation.

1994                            Scheduled.

1998                            Aerial photograph.

2001                            Surveyed by English Heritage.

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