Blackers Hillfort, Chilcompton, Somerset.
A geophysical survey of Blackers Hill (PRN 23292) was undertaken in 1999 which provided evidence for activity within the interior as well as recognizing areas of geological disturbance. Blackers Hill may have undergone several phases of activity as several enclosures, linear boundaries, roundhouses and pits were detected.
The survey revealed the possible line of a destroyed inner rampart and suggests that an original entrance may have existed in the NE corner. Analysis of the surveys and other evidence suggests that Blackers Hill originated as a univallate structure and was then later modified, forming a developed hillfort.
OS map reference: ST 6365 5005. Nearest town/village: Chilcompton.
Data kindly supplied by the Somerset Historic Environment Record.
Record created on 10 July 2001
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