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  1. ringfortnoun

    An ancient circular fortification of earth or stone, found especially in Ireland.

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  1. Ringfort

    Ringforts, ring forts or ring fortresses are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze Age up to about the year 1000. They are found in Northern Europe, especially in Ireland. There are also many in South Wales and in Cornwall, where they are called rounds. Ringforts come in many sizes and may be made of stone or earth. Earthen ringforts would have been marked by a circular rampart (a bank and ditch), often with a stakewall. Both stone and earthen ringforts would generally have had at least one building inside.

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  1. Ringfort

    Ringforts are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Iron Age, although some were built as late as the Early Middle Ages. They are found in Northern Europe, especially in Ireland. There are also many in southern Wales and in Cornwall, where they are called 'Rounds'. Ringforts come in many sizes and may be made of stone or earth. Earthen ringforts would have been marked by a circular rampart, often with a stakewall. Both stone and earthen ringforts would generally have had at least one building inside. In Irish language sources they are known by a number of names: ráth, lios, caiseal, cathair and dún. The ráth and lios was an earthen ringfort; the ráth being the enclosing bank and the lios being the open space within. The caiseal and cathair was a stone ringfort. The term dún was usually used for any stronghold of importance, which may or may not be ring-shaped. In Ireland, over 40,000 sites have been identified as ringforts and it is thought that at least 50,000 ringforts existed on the island. They are common throughout the country, with a mean density of just over one ringfort within any area of 2 km². It is likely that many have been destroyed by farming and urbanization. However, many hitherto unknown ringforts have been found thanks to early Ordnance Survey maps, aerial photography, and the archaeological work that has accompanied road-building.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ringfort in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ringfort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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