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Archaeology Lecture: Nesscliffe Hill Camp: a Shropshire hillfort

DateFriday 17 November 2023

Time17:30 - 18:30

LocationMawby Room


Kellogg Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Prof Gary Lock gives Michaelmas term’s Archaeology Lecture on Nesscliffe Hill Camp.

Nesscliffe is an unusual double enclosure hillfort on a promontory overlooking the Severn Valley within a Countryside Park. Although first excavated in the 1950s, subsequent work has revealed a wealth of information about the architecture and constructional techniques of the ramparts and entrance. Unusual, and important, features include very well preserved entrance recesses, cellular construction within the rampart and iron working in the ditch. Although the hillfort is of the Iron Age, there is considerable evidence for activity within it through the Romano-British period. Nesscliffe is the first hillfort to be excavated in Shropshire for a long time and has made a significant contribution to understanding these enigmatic sites many of which are known in the Welsh Marches.

This event is free and open to all, no booking required.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00

Open to: Members of Kellogg College, the public,