Cadbury Camp Hillfort, Nr. Nailsea, Somerset

Cadbury Camp hillfort is a bi-vallate stone built Iron Age enclosure which encompasses around 7 acres of land. A stone carving of a figure in a military stance holding a spear on his left arm was discovered here in 1974 – probably Romano-British, possibly depicting Mars or Silvanus. The entrance is in the North, and of an interesting ‘Ouroboros’ configuration. Used as a searchlight station (and later for bomb disposal) during World War Two.

One of three hillforts named Cadbury – the others are Cadbury Castle, and Cadbury Hill.


OS map reference: ST 4540 7247. Nearest town/village: Nailsea.

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