During the Iron Age/early Roman period, Grimstock Hill was the home of a small community.  At this time the settlement included five round houses, two large ditches and a palisade (a defensive wooden fence) indicating the settlement's boundary.

The houses were probably built of turf and had entrances on the east side.  One house had a central hearth, for cooking and warmth.

Life was relatively simple, people farmed animals, milled grain, spun and wove cloth.

Romano British
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