Bloodgate Hill

Bloodgate is an Iron Age hillfort, located on a hill above the village of South Creake. It is unusual to find Iron Age forts in Norfolk, and Bloodgate Hill is one of the best.

The fort is almost completely circular, with a smaller ring within the perimeter, from which Iron Age pottery has been recovered. A cattle bone recovered from the bottom of the earthwork ditch was carbon-dated to 280 BC, suggesting that the site was occupied at least 300 years prior to the Roman invasion of Britain. The fort interior was laid out symmetrically, with an entrance in the east.

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