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SWEETWORTHY

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The well preserved earthwork remains of an Iron Age hillslope enclosure known as Sweetworth comprised of a bank and external ditch in an irregular circle.

It encloses approximately 0.3 hectares and is broken by a possibly original entrance on the north-west side. Part of the ditch has been modified by a 19th century leat and there are also some probable stone revetments. It is not truly defensive and although there is a lack of occupation evidence this should not be taken to indicate that there was no settlement here. The hillfort had previously been interpreted as a Medieval moated manor site. Two stoney mounds nearby are probably three throws.

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