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  • n. Plural form of hillfort.


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  • This ancient volcano, looking down on sea to north and south from near the tip of the peninsula, has one of the finest situated hillforts in Wales.

    Country diary: Lleyn

  • They're only fighting the Illianers who come out — the other hillforts must be emptying, so many were coming when I left — but any time Sammael sees fifty of us together, Aiel or anybody, he rips them apart.

    A Crown of Swords

  • "The army's reached the hillforts in Illian already?"

    A Crown of Swords

  • I am currently engaged in a joint research project with Dr Giles Oatley of UWIC applying computer mapping techniques in order to better understand the distribution and interaction of Iron Age hillforts and related sites in the Silurian region.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • About 200 volunteers stood on the summit of 10 hillforts in north Wales, the Wirral and Cheshire, and signalled to each other with torches.

    BBC News - Home

  • The on-going aerial archaeology survey covers iron age hillforts, castles and modern changes to the landscape, such as the demolition of the Allscott Sugar Beet Factory and the new RAF Cosford Cold War Museum.

    Shropshire Star

  • "substantial sub-regional centers represented by larger hillforts, lesser local foci in the form of smaller hillforts," followed by "smaller hilltop enclosures [and] enclosed habitations" (Grogan et al. 1996).

    Irish Blogs


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