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Dartmoor Site: Prestonbury Castle Fort Fort

Prestonbury Castle Fort Fort

Database entries

OS Map: SX 74683 90025
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV8439
Megalithic Portal: 29170
Alternate name: Prestonbury Castle
Short Name: FT:Prestonbury
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Lidar: SX 74683 90025
Nearby sites: SX 74683 90025

Notes

"Iron Age hillfort, inner works complete, but possibly outer works never finished. Prestonbury Castle is situated three miles north-west of Moretonhampstead high above the north bank of the R Teign. The bank of the inner enclosure measures 418 feet by 410 feet and is 7 1/2 feet high with entrances to the east and west. The middle enclosure bank has a simple entrance on its east side. The outer bank, only partially extant, is strengthened by a rock-cut ditch 20 feet broad. This bank divides into two at the crest of the southern slope. The bank has an inturned entrance facing northeas"

References

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