Burrow Hill Fort

The photo-map above is adapted from Google Maps. The arrows show the position and direction of photos below. Burrow Hill Fort is an Iron Age hilltop fort - photo 6 gives the idea of the height above the surrounding country. It is protected on the north-west corner by Corley Rocks. On the south-west, there is an earthwork ridge (photos 4 and 5). The fourth side is hard to see. It seems to be the current field boundary (photo 15) although that is now only 2 or 3 feet high.

It is said that there were hangings here, and "that's why it is Burrow Hill" - which does not make sense. Burrow Hill Farm is said to be haunted by a farmer who was accidentally de-capitated working in a barn.

'Burrow' probably comes from barrow - which wiki gives as 'From Middle English berwe, bergh, from Old English beorg (“mountain, hill, mound, barrow, burial place”), from Proto-Germanic bergaz (“mountain”), from Proto-Indo-European berg- (“height”), from bereg- (“high, elevated”). Cognate with Dutch berg (“mountain”), German Berg (“mountain”), Swedish berg (“mountain”), Icelandic berg, bjarg (“rock”), Russian берег (béreg, “bank, shore, land”).

The site was excavated in 1923 and 1926. Research continues

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