Enclosure on Sheep Down 930m South East of Heart Clump


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Late Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

West Dorset District Council


Winterbourne Steepleton

Parliamentary Constituency

West Dorset

Grid Reference

SJ603603 (360330, 88081)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6904, -2.56167

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Sub rectangular enclosure 45 by 25 metres across, consistng of a bank averaging 0.45 metres high and 3.5 metres wide, with an outer ditch approximately 4m wide and 0.4m deep. On the north and south sides are traces of an outer bank averaging 3m wide and 0.2m high. The entrance is on the east side. Excavations have suggested a late Iron Age or Roman date, though finds as early as the later Bronze Age were recovered. It has been suggested a possible Roman fort or but there is no evidence to support this. Scheduled.

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