2.2 Helping Hillforts & Earthwork Castles
This project aims to improve access, interpretation and conservation of key hillforts and earthworks with expert and volunteer help.
Tuesday Task Team – look at our events page for details of hands-on conservation tasks in 2016
As the richest area in the UK in medieval castles and ancient hillforts, we are bringing to life two Iron Age hillforts and four medieval castles, by:
- Sensitive improvements to conserve the historic remains
- Site improvements to help people get to the sites and appreciate them
- Explore and record known and new information about the forts & castles to tell the local borderland story
- Practical work to improve historic sites
- Finding out and telling their specific stories and how they connect to the bigger borderland picture
- Learning archaeological and research skills to make a lasting contribution to community history
For more information and to get involved please contact Joe Penfold.
What’s happened so far?
- Roundton Hillfort, near Churchstoke
- Callow Hillfort, near Minsterley
- Wilmington Earthwork Castle
- Castle Pulverbatch
- Hyssington Earthwork Castle
Management plans have been put in plan for Roundton Hillfort and Callow Hillfort, and an agreement has also been put in place for The Knapp, Castle Pulverbatch. A detailed archaeological survey at each site has helped to shape the management plans.