Small Down Camp

  • Small Down Knoll, Chesterblade, Somerset. 
  • Scheduled Monument.


Roughly oval Iron Age multivallate hill fort covering approximately 6 acres and defended by a single rampart standing 7 ft high and an external ditch and counterscarp. The east side is defended by three banks with intervening ditches and there are two original entrances on the eastern side.

11 Bronze Age bowl barrows lie at the west end of the fort and approximately 14 round barrows on the site.

Mesolithic habitation.


1904                             Investigated by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.

1981                             Aerial photograph.

2004                             Excavated by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.



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