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Aconbury Camp
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Aconbury Hill viewed from the north
Aconbury Camp is located in Herefordshire
Aconbury Camp
Location in Herefordshire
Location Near Hereford, Herefordshire
Coordinates 51°59′37″N 2°43′28″W / 51.99361°N 2.72444°W / 51.99361; -2.72444
Type Hillfort
Length 500 metres (1,600 ft)
Width 137 metres (449 ft)
Area 7 hectares (17 acres)
Periods Iron Age
Designated 26 November 1928
Reference no. 1001754

Aconbury Camp is an Iron Age hillfort on Aconbury Hill in Herefordshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) south of Hereford, and near the village of Aconbury. It is a scheduled monument.


It has a single rampart, with external ditch, enclosing an area of about 7 hectares (17 acres); about 500 metres (1,600 ft) long west-to-east, and 137 metres (449 ft) wide. At the south-east and south-west corners there are inturned entrances. The rampart is about 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the interior, and up to 5.5 metres (18 ft) wide.


The site was examined between 1948 and 1951; it was found that the ramparts seem to have internal revetments. Many pottery sherds, prehistoric and some Roman, were found. The material suggests occupation similar to that of the nearby hillforts Dinedor Camp and Sutton Walls.

Later history

During the English Civil War, the hill was occupied briefly in 1642 by a Royalist army under Lord Herbert; in 1645 it was occupied by a Scots army under the Earl of Leven.

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