Hillfort on King John's Hill


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Late Iron Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Hampshire County Council

District Council

East Hampshire District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

East Hampshire

Grid Reference

SE756756 (475600, 137703)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1331, -0.919399

Nearest Postcode

GU34 3AU

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The earthwork remains of a small multivallate hillfort of Late Iron Age date located on the summit of King John's Hill. Partial excavation has uncovered pottery fragments dating to c100 BC and two infilled storage pits. The same excavations revealed pottery and building remains of the 13th and 14th centuries, which may relate to a hunting lodge supposedly built on the hill by King John. Further evidence, including building materials and an oven, indicate post medieval occupation of the site. Scheduled.

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