Slight Univallate Hillfort on Swinhope Hill 430m North West of Glen Innes House


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Iron Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Lincolnshire County Council

District Council

East Lindsey District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Louth and Horncastle

Grid Reference

OV211211 (521082, 394674)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.4347, -0.177157

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The buried remains of a slight univallate hillfort constructed during the Iron Age in a prominent position on Swinhope Hill. Although the hillfort is no longer visible on the ground, it can be seen from the air and has been recorded on aerial photographs since 1976. The area of the hillfort is defined by a single roughly 'D' shaped ditch measuring a maximum of 120 metres long by 90 metres wide overall. On the eastern side the ditch turns inward to form a funnel shaped entrance. This is thought to have been the original access point to the enclosure. Abutting the north east side of the hillfort is an external enclosure which is 42 metres long by up to 35 metres wide. This is interpreted as either a paddock or stock pen. Cropmark features also represent the remains of pits, possible internal divisions and at least one round house measuring some 10 metres in diameter. Scheduled.

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