Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland - Warton Crag
The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland (AHFBI) is a database of historic sites which have been recorded as Iron Age “Hillforts”. This database went live in June 2017 following a multi-year project led by Gary Lock and Ian Ralston of Oxford and Edinburgh universities. The huge dataset covers over 4000 recorded sites, and is a combination of historical records plus a very large element of recent field research by voluntary groups or individuals (aka “Citizen Scientists”) who undertook field-walking and recorded their observations on a standardized questionnaire covering immense detail of site location, size, and many other attributes. This has created a massive database which can support all kinds of research queries from organisations like Universities and the Hillfort Study Group, and of course from interested members of the public. The data itself is correct as of June 2015, which was the cut-off date for contributions, This database is therefore a snapshot of the knowledge that was available at that time.
The White Cross Archaeology Group provided “Citizen Science” input to this database about Warton Crag in May 2015 using the interim results from its field-walking, and some of this information is included under Warton Crag Hillfort EN2927. (Note that this information therefore pre-dates the 2016 LIDAR and the 2017 Historic England report).
To access this database, click on this link, tick the “I Agree to the Above Terms and Conditions”, click OK, and either type in your search, or use the map and zoom onto the location, then click the button. Good luck ! (P.S. One big question which arose at the Launch Conference in 2017 was “When is a Hillfort not a Hillfort ?” You can spend hours in the pub arguing that one !).