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Hembury Hillfort Honiton

Hembury hill fort is a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and Iron Age hill fort near Honiton in Devon, in the Blackdown Hills AONB. Its history stretches from the late fifth and early fourth millennia BC to the Roman invasion. The fort is situated on a south facing promontory at the end of a 240m high ridge. It lies to the north of and overlooks the River Otter valley withe good views of the surrounding countryside. Hembury Fort is a Scheduled Monument.

The Hembury Fort Management Team have created a very good website which details the work that has been done. More Info: http://www.hemburyfort.co.uk

Books and journals
Fox, A, Prehistoric Hillforts in Devon, (1996), 36-37
Oswald, A, Industry and enclosure in the Neolithic, (1996)
Liddell, D M, ‘Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society’ in Report on the Excavations at Hembury Fort, Devon, , Vol. 1, (1931), 90-120
Liddell, D M, ‘Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society’ in Report on the Excavations at Hembury Fort, Devon, 1930, , Vol. 1, (1932), 40-63
Todd, M, ‘Antiquity’ in Hembury (Devon): Roman Troops In A Hillfort, , Vol. 58, (1984), 171-74
Wall, J C, ‘A History of the County of Devon (Victoria County History)’ in Ancient Earthworks, , Vol. Vol I, (1908), 585-87

Map Ref: ST113031 Landranger Map Number: 192
Latitude: 50.820625N Longitude: 3.260583W

Walk: https://www.one-mag.co.uk/hembury-fort-circular-walks/
Info: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1018850