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|Description ||Castle Ditch Hillfort, Eddisbury, Cheshire GR: SJ553694
Eddisbury Hillfort is located at 152m above sea level on the eastern flank of the Mid Cheshire Ridge. A double bank and ditch dating to the Iron Age can be traced to the north and west, while to the south and east there appears only to be a single bank.
An old stone quarry occupies part of the interior and a number of cremations from the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age were discovered here in 1851. In 1856 five stone axes were also found at the base of the hill.
The fort was built in two phases with the eastern part enclosed first and the western part added at a later date.
Other Iron Age hillforts/enclosures in Cheshire include Beeston Castle (GR: SJ538592) and Peckforton Mere (GR: SJ543577) in Bunbury, Burton Point (GR: SJ302736), Kelsborrow Castle (GR: SJ532676), Oakmere (SJ:576678), Bradley (GR: SJ539768), Helsby Hill (GR: SJ493754), Woodhouses (GR: SJ511757) and Maiden Castle at Bickerton (GR: SJ498529).
|most of this area of cheshire has something of interest wether very old or more resent. For such a small area it so well supplied with history from all ages. Nice area to walk and stop for a meal as well. |
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