ST5673 : Iron Age hillfort site, Clifton Camp, Bristol

taken 7 years ago, near to Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain

Iron Age hillfort site, Clifton Camp, Bristol
Iron Age hillfort site, Clifton Camp, Bristol
Clifton Observatory is built on the site of an Iron Age hillfort. The information board on the right states that, had you stood here 2000 years ago, you would have been surrounded on three sides by a wooden stockade on top of an earth rampart. Those ramparts can be found under the trees at the wooded edges of this open area.

This hillfort looked across the Avon Gorge towards two others now known as Stokeleigh Camp and Burwalls. Stokeleigh Camp can be found in Leigh Woods. Although there was no bridge, a natural ridge of rock (until its destruction in the 19th century) created a ford across the River Avon at low tide, connecting the two sides.
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5657 7324 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3878N 2:37.5874W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5660 7323
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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