Monument details

HER Number:314
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, but as it is in a ploughed area, it survives in relatively poor condition. This is a type of hillfort sited on naturally occurring 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.


Monument Types

  • DITCH (Enclosure-ditched, Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • EARTHWORK (Enclosure-ditched, Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • PROMONTORY FORT (Enclosure-ditched, Iron Age - 800 BC? to 42 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1013481: Promontory Fort East Of Peckforton Mere

Related records

315Related to: Peckforton Mere (Find Spot)

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