1969:001 - CLOGHER HILL FORT, Clogher Demesne, Tyrone

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tyrone Site name: CLOGHER HILL FORT, Clogher Demesne

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: R. B. Warner, Ulster Museum

Site type: Hillfort

Period/Dating: Multi-period

ITM: E 653641m, N 851216m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.406704, -7.173757

The first season’s preliminary excavations of the multivallate Hill Fort at Clogher revealed the possibility of a long period of occupation. The pottery varied from coarse ware of a type which may belong to the Early Iron-Age, to Sub-Roman imported pottery. One interesting find was a Roman toilet-implement. This later occupation may connect with the known Early Historical references to a Hill Fort in this area. Excavations also revealed a prehistoric hut-site under one of the banks.