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|Description ||Nesscliffe hillfort.
Photo taken from a layby on the Nesscliffe A5 bypass heading southeast. The photo looks northeast.
This fort sits on top of a sandstone escarpment overlooking the Shropshire Plain. It is a D shaped fort with double-ditched inner and outer ramparts.
It's thought to be of mid-Iron Age construcrion but is known to have been in use in the 2nd and 4th Centuries AD.
The site is now a country park owned by Shropshire County Council and is well worth a visit simply to walk around its beautiful woodland of beech, oak, Scots pine and other conifers. The council had cleared some of the ramparts, but they're now beginning to be reclaimed again by the silver birch.
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