|Type of record:||Archaeology|
|Name:||Promontory fort east of Peckforton Mere|
This site is a Scheduled Monument. It is thought to be an Iron Age promontory fort. This is a type of hillfort sited on naturally occuring spurs of land, with earthworks added to complete the enclosure. The site has the remains of a small sub-rectangular ditched enclosure that partly encircle a knoll adjacent to Peckforton Mere. The mere and stream bed entering it may formally have completed the circuit. The site severely levelled by ploughing and the ditch is visible as slight depression. Around 180m of bank and ditch survives as upstanding earthworks, remaining 280m is only visible on aerial photographs. The area enclosed is c 0.35ha in extent.
|Parish:||PECKFORTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST|
- PROMONTORY FORT (Enclosure-ditched, Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 25703: Promontory Fort East Of Peckforton Mere|
|315||Related to: Peckforton Mere (Find Spot)|