Coney’s Castle Hillfort, Dorset.

Coney’s Castle hillfort is a roughly kite/shield shaped univalate Iron Age enclosure of around 5 acres (a little over 2 hectares), probably built in two phases. The main ramparts have an annex of around 1.5 acres (0.6 hectares) tacked onto the Southern end. The defences for all ramparts are strongest on the North, East and Southern sides. ‘Coney’ is a Medieval word for rabbit – many hillforts acted as warrens in the post-Norman period.


OS map reference: SY 372 975. Nearest town/village: Wootton Fitzpaine.

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