Wadbury Camp Hillfort, Wadbury, Somerset

Wadbury camp hillfort is a promontory fort situated on the N side of the Mells stream, the steep banks of which form the defences on one side. Elsewhere they consist of a 16ft high bank with ditch, below the counterscarp of which is a revetment of stones. The N-S middle bank, and a low bank to the NW of Wadbury House are modern.

Very damaged site, the defences of which have been terraced and altered for gardens on the E side, although a single bank still stands c3m high on this side except on the NE where a modern house has destroyed it. The N and NW sides have a bank, ditch and counterscarp bank, the inner bank rising only about 30cm from the interior which is fairly level and under pasture.

At the W apex the artificial defences stop c20m E of the natural cliff falling into the stream. The area has been disturbed by surface quarrying but there was probably an entrance there.


OS map reference: ST 735 489. Nearest town/village: Mells.

Data kindly supplied by the Somerset Historic Environment Record.

Record created in August 1985

© Copyright Somerset County Council 2007

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