Chanctonbury Ring Hillfort, West Sussex

Chanctonbury Ring

Chanctonbury Ring hillfort is a sub circular early Iron Age enclosure of around 1.5 hectares. The bank is around 10 metres across and a little under 1 metre in height, with the ditch around 8 metres across and around 0.7 metres in depth.

Thought to have its origins in the later Bronze Age (1). Chanctonbury Ring is one of the few examples of an Iron Age hillfort which has the later addition of a Roman temple (2). See Maiden Castle for another example.


Google Map for Chanctonbury Ring. OS coordinates: TQ 1393 1206. Nearest town/village: Washington.


(1) The Wessex Hillfort Project ~ Andrew Payne, Mark Corney and Barry Cunliffe.

(2) Hogg, A. H. A. (1975). Hill-Forts of Britain. Hart-Davis, MacGibbon. London. P.175

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