Westbury Camp Hillfort, Rodney Stoke, Somerset

Westbury Camp hillfort is sited on a hill slope. On the NE the defences, consisting of a mound with outer ditch, has largely been destroyed by small quarries.

As the defences go down the hill slope they become weaker. Appears to be a non-defensive Iron age earthwork enclosure. It consists of a weak bank and ditch, degenerating into little more than a scarp on the lower S side, with a simple entrance at the N end of the E side.

The very narrow top of the bank suggests that it may have been surmounted by a dry stone wall. Along part of the E side there are traces of a berm between the bank and the outer ditch and at the W angle shallow quarry pits occur internally and externally set back from the “rampart”. The situation at the end of the spur strongly suggests that this is an unfinished hillfort.


OS map reference: ST 49200 51100. Nearest town/village: Rodney Stoke.

Data kindly supplied by the Somerset Historic Environment Record.

Record created in July 1985

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