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East Hill Fort

East Hill Fort

Plan: J.C. Wall in Ancient Earthworks (1906)

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Resource: Table of Devon Iron Age Forts
OS Map: SX 60400 94160
OS Source: PDW
HER: MDV6880
Megalithic Portal: 47073
Alternate name: East Hill
Short Name: FT:East Hill
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 60400 94160
Nearest Bus Stop: Okehampton Railway Station (1.2 km) [Route: 118,306,6A]
Nearby sites: SX 60400 94160


"A promontory fort of likely Iron Age date containing a further, probably earlier, enclosure. It occupies an elevated position at the tip of the spur between the East Okement River and the Moor Brook. The southern and eastern sides of the site are formed by precipitous slopes that fall into wooded gorges while the west and northwest are delimited by a well-defined rampart and ditch pierced by a single entrance. The highest point within the fort, the SE quadrant, is occupied by the earlier enclosure which does not possess an entrance. Traces of ridge and furrow are visible in the southern part of the interior."


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