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Somerset Historic Environment Record


Site Name: Geophysical Survey (1999), Blackers Hillfort, Chilcompton
SCHEDULED MONUMENT: Small multivallate promontory fort on Blacker's Hill [No:29032]
Civil Parish: Chilcompton
Part of:
PRN 23292Iron age promontory fort, Blackers Hill, Chilcompton
Grid Ref: ST 6365 5005 (ST 65 SW)
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A geophysical survey of Blackers Hill (PRN 23292) was undertaken in 1999 which provided evidence for activity within the interior as well as recognizing areas of geological disturbance. Blackers Hill may have undergone several phases of activity as several enclosures, linear boundaries, roundhouses and pits were detected . The survey revealed the possible line of a destroyed inner rampart and suggests that an original entrance may have existed in the NE corner. Analysis of the surveys and other evidence suggests that Blackers Hill originated as a univallate structure and was then later modified, forming a developed hillfort. {1}


1 Survey report - Allen, E. A Geophysical Survey of an Iron Age Hillfort at Blackers Hill, Chilcompton, North Somerset.  (1999) BSc report. Location: HER files.

Record created on 10 July 2001

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