South Creake (Bloodgate Hill/Burgh Dykes/Burrow Dykes) (Plateau Fort) on The Modern Antiquarian, the UK & Ireland's most popular megalithic community website. 2 news items, 2 images, 3 fieldnotes, 1 piece of folklore, 2 weblinks, plus information on many more ancient sites nearby and across the UK & Ireland.
Panels to Illustrate Archaeologists' Discoveries To the untrained eye the Bloodgate Hill Iron Age hill fort at South Creake, near Fakenham, is nothing more than a circular mound in a grassy field... continues...
24th June 2005ce
Edited 24th June 2005ce
Bone Bits Found At Fort (Not many) Human remains found at juamei's 'world's dullest fort'.
Richard Parr EDP24
November 13, 2003 06:00
Fragments of human skull were found on the side of a ditch during an excavation of the site of an Iron Age hill fort in north-west Norfolk... continues...
13th November 2003ce
Edited 20th November 2003ce
The Norfolk Archaeological Trust bought this hillfort in 2003 to save it from any further damage by the plough.
Nowadays it is grazed by sheep and has a dedicated carpark.
Apart from that, I agree with the previous visitors; sadly, it has been almost completely flattened.
1st September 2009ce
As juamei says, nothing much to be seen here. Slight traces of the ditches can still be just about made out, best viewed from the parking place a little way along the road, rather than the track.
14th June 2004ce
[visited 9/12/02] Possibly the dullest hillfort in the world, despite the fantastic roadname. Peering through the hedge from the road you can just see a bank & ditch circling away from you.
This fort has been so ploughed that it can't be more than 3 metres top of bank to bottom of ditch & probbly more like 1.5 metres... Oh and you can't walk on it cos it has crops all over it.
Unless you happen to be "passing", don't bother.
10th December 2002ce
The village sign shows Ye Ancient Britons and the nasty Danes in front of the hill fort. Legend has it that their battle was rather vicious, hence the rather disgusting name of the road down the hill - Bloodgate - down which all the blood from the slaughter flowed. Nasty.
12th April 2002ce