Not necessarily an obvious site for a hill fort, but it is surrounded by water on three sides and 2500 years ago probably even more so before the flood plains of the River Arun were drained for farming. It may well have started life as a trading place as well as a settlement, controlling the land East of the Arun. Later it became a Saxon 'burh' and as late as World War 2 had a Luftwaffe bomb dropped on it! The fort runs roughly North to South, long and slim in shape with a slight squeeze in the middle. There is little sign of former ancient occupation in the interior, though there are some low earthworks on the Northern side separating it from the medieval village of Burpham.