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Burton Point
One mile South of Burton village is the ancient hill known as Burton Point, which is located on
a sandstone promontory overlooking the Dee Valley.  To the untrained eye the area looks
simply like a series of hills and mounds, to an Archaeologist the area is of great importance.  

Burton Point is known to have been a small Iron Age enclosure as shown above.  It would
have been defended by a single bank and external ditch about 60m in length, running from
the bank on the north to the cliff edge at the south.  The has been studied but not
excavated and is very overgrown with trees, heavily ploughed and burrowed by the local
wildlife.  Recent studies show that the round houses would have been encircled by a wooden
palisade and ditch.  There would have also have been a gate for entry to the fort, the path of
which can still made out.  

Burton point is now privately owned land and should not be entered without prior permission
for the owners.  The picture below were taken in 2008 having been given permission to
survey the area by its owners.
Burton Point - Looking towards the palisades & ditch
Burton Point - Remains of the ditch & fortification
Burton Point - Remains of the ditch & fortification
Burton Point - Centre where the houses would sit
Burton Point - Centre where the round houses would sit
Burton Point - Remains of the ditch & fortification
Burton Point - Looking across the estuary
Burton Point - Remains of the ditch & fortification
Burton Point - This mound is believed to be 'the point'
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