univallate hillfort

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A defended enclosure common in the later Bronze Age and Iron Age of northwest Europe which is bounded by a single line of ramparts. Some strengthening may be visible around the entrance by the construction of outworks or an out‐turned bank to create an entrance passage in front of the main gate. Early univallate hillforts often have timber‐laced or box‐framed banks to provide a strong but substantial inner element to the defences. Compare multivallate hillfort.

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