Glossary - Ringfort

Ringforts are small (usually) circular enclosures formed by digging one or more fosses and piling the extracted earth to form a bank inside the ditch(es). Each structure would have been the homestead of just one family.

The size and number of banks area good indication of the status of the former inhabitants when compared with other local sites.

Most of them date from the late Bronze Age or the early Christian period.

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