Rahul Sharma

Grabbist Hillfort

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Location  Somerset, England
Designated  August 11, 2003
Built  During the Iron Age
Reference no.  36851
Grabbist Hillfort
Architectural style(s)  British pre-Roman Architecture

Grabbist hillfort is an Iron Age oval hillfort or defended enclosure, west of Dunster in Somerset, England.

The site is 885.8 feet (270.0 m) long and 219.8 feet (67.0 m) wide, and is surrounded by a counterscarp, which measures 4.2 to 6.2 feet (1.3 to 1.9 m) in height. It is also surrounded by a ditch, which ranges up to 32.8 feet (10.0 m) wide and 7.2 feet (2.2 m) deep. The bank has a peak height of 9.8 feet (3 m), and, on the northern and western sides, there is a second bank, which leads to the northeastern corner being the most strongly defended. Ploughing over the years has damaged or erased some of the original features including a possible inner rampart. If it was a hillfort it is believed to be unfinished.

An area just below the site is known as the "Giant's Chair" which is a depression formed by land slippage.

References

Grabbist Hillfort Wikipedia


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