Slight Univallate Hillfort 230m South West of Old Hall Cottages
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Derbyshire County Council
South Derbyshire District Council
Walton upon Trent
SE210210 (421018, 317520)
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The earthworks and below ground remains of a slight univallate hillfort on Borough Hill. It is situated 230 metres south west of Old Hall Cottages on a flat, naturally raised terrace above the River Trent. The position of the site was carefully selected so that the steep, natural slopes to the north, south and west could be incorporated into the hillfort's construction, providing it with natural defences. The topological situation, method of construction and strength of defences indicate the monument is Iron Age in date. The monument is ovoid in shape, measuring 375 metres in length and 150 metres in width. Internally the monument is divided into two distinct areas by a steep slope which runs most of the way across the width of the site. The northern section, which constitutes one third of the monument, is set about 1 metre lower than that to the south and appears to have been artificially terraced. The defences of the southern part of the monument are further enhanced by low banks constructed along the top edge of the natural slope on the western and southern sides. The outer circuit of the monument is broken by two entrances, one to the east and another to the south. Scheduled.
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