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Dartmoor Site: Cranbrook Castle Fort

Cranbrook Castle Fort

Cranbrook Castle Fort

Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks: Dartmoor Walk: The Neolithic tombs of Cuckoo Ball & Corringdon Ball
OS Map: SX 73900 89000
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 78 NW 6
HER record: 8221
Megalithic Portal: 4624
Alternate name: Cranbrook Castle
Short Name: FT:Cranbrook
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Notes: "The outer rampart cuts or overlies the banks of an earlier field system. Upwards of 30 clearance cairns are visible in the interior; date unknown. The outer defences on the east and west sides are clearly incomplete. On the north side the inner rampart line is marked by 2 very low linear dumps of stone, which appear to have acted as markers for the front and rear of the rampart. No trace of an accompanying ditch. The original bivallate plan of the hillfort is reinforced by the abrupt termination on the west side of both the outer bank and inner bank and ditch in line. Other aspects of the unfinished hillfort are the irregularities in height of inner rampart on the south side. These probably mark divisions between construction gangs."
Nearby sites: SX73908900

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