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Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort
18th September, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified – such forts are rare in England.
Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the “at risk” register. The writing of a Conservation Management Plan followed by a successful Heritage Lottery bid submitted by the Friends of West Hunsbury Parks means that over the past year events and surveys have been carried out in the hillfort and surrounding parkland. It is an important archaeological site and two surveys have been carried out in 1998 and 2008 recommendations which were never carried out because of a lack of funding. The Friends, in conjunction with Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, and the Museum of London Archaeology are about to commence work on a second HLF bid in order to carry out further archaeological investigations and look at how to preserve what remains of this important site.
Hunsbury Hill Country Park, Hunsbury Hill Road, West Hunsbury, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 9UW