Scheduled Monument: Iron Age defended settlement above Sweetworthy (eastern of two)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
13 July 1994
Date last amended
The monument includes an Iron Age defended settlement on the lower northern slopes of Dunkery Hill. It is one of two within 80m of each other, and close to another larger enclosure of similar type. The site is a round levelled area 37m across, enclosed by a bank 0.4m high, except on part of the lower side which is a simple scarp 0.5m high. There is an entrance to the interior on the north west consisting of a gap 2m wide with a slight inturn of the bank. In the south west of the enclosure against the edge is a circular hollow 10m across representing the site of a round building, slightly banked on the east side and with a level entrance to the north. The site has been crossed by a later track which has denuded the earthworks at the points where it ran across them. Excluded from the scheduling is the fence around the monument although the ground beneath is included.