Uley Bury Hillfort - Added to Castles and Fortifications in South West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Parking was in a lay-by on Fort Road, South of the hillfort. TOAL was from the top.

Uley Bury is a sub-rectangular Iron Age bivallate hill-fort. There are three entrances to the fort, the main one in the north. The earthwork is mutilated in places by later quarrying. Finds from the camp include a Dobunic gold stater, a quern of Roman date and a bronze mask. Trial excavations at the east entrance in 1976 also found an Iron Age metalled road, pottery, a bronze ringheaded pin, penannular brooch and currency bars, as well as a crouched burial. Internally aerial photographs show cropmarks which represent an extensive settlement, with rectilinear enclosures and round houses (seen as ring ditches). An extensive collection of flint artefacts, also found at the hillfort, points to an extensive pre-Iron Age settlement at Uley Bury.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 23/01/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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