Highdown Hill map
Highdown Hill is an open runnable area on top of the South Downs, with great views over Worthing and the sea.
It is a site of great archaeological importance. Evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon occupation has been found here, as well as one of the earliest Angle-Saxon burial site in England.
The earliest permanent settlement on Highdown Hill was Late Bronze Age (about 1000BC) enclosure. During the Early Iron Age (600BC) full advantage was taken of the strategic position of Highdown, when a hill-fort was constructed consisting of an earthwork with a rampart and ditch.
The site was used subsequently as an Anglo-Saxon cemetery from about AD 450. An unusual number of glass objects were found at the site. These and many of other finds from Highdown are now in Worthing Museum.
Last updated: 2019
Map Scale: 1:5,000
Nearest Town: Worthing
Postcode: BN12 6FB *
Grid Ref: TQ099042
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* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.