Worleberry Camp Hillfort, Somerset

Worelbury Camp hillfort is a large, multivallate Iron Age promontory hillfort, with stone-built ramparts up to 20ft high on the West, South and Eastern sides. The defences for the Northern side are provided by a steep cliff. An excavation in the early 20th century uncovered a large amount of storage pits, some of which contained animal and human remains, and a variety of weapons and pottery.

Human remains – totalling around 18 individuals – have been discovered in the ditches, many of which showed indications of a violent demise.


OS map reference: ST 312 624. Nearest town/village: Weston-super-Mare.

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