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  • n. Alternative spelling of hill-fort.


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  • On this stood Nordy Bank, a ring earthwork known as an Iron Age hillfort.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • With snow forecast this week, stalking has intensified around Yeavering Bell in the fells above Wooler, an Iron Age hillfort whose name – middle English for "goat hill" – is evidence of the herd's antiquity.

    Northumberland's Neolithic goats brought into modern world

  • Artor, raised in Roman ways as the anonymous ward of the Roman nobleman Ector, is now established as High King of Britain with his capital at the rebuilt hillfort of Cadbury.

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  • This only served to give the impassable Bramin a pretext for excluding him from the Residency, with a hint, that if his language continued to be of such an imprudent character, he might expect to be removed from Madras, and stationed at some hillfort or village among the mountains, where his medical knowledge would find full exercise in protecting himself and others from the unhealthiness of the climate.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • When they reach the hillfort they find the garrison slaughtered and Major Joubert missing, along with the Company record books.

    Sharpe’s Peril. TV/DVD review.

  • Cow Castle, a hillfort of Iron-Age date on Exmoor, is claimed to be a fairy stronghold, built to withstand dangerous earth spirits.

    Archaeology of Somerset

  • My daftest wheelchair stuckness happened at the top of a pre Roman hillfort - constructed say 2,500 years ago !

    Pickle for three, please

  • Lord Carnarvon, Carter's wealthy patron, has a fine tomb in a fenced-off corner of the Iron Age hillfort of Beacon Hill, Hampshire, near his home, Highclere Castle.

    TutWatch: The Man Who Found Tut

  • Burials from the period have been found in a nearby barrow (5) and Roman-era tiles have been excavated at the hillfort, suggesting that there was an elaborate Roman building nearby.

    Timeless Thoroughbred

  • All that remains today is a ringed hillfort with evidence of a large castle inside the outer walls.

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