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Dartmoor Site: Prestonbury Castle Fort

Prestonbury Castle Fort

OS Map: SX 74710 90010
OS Source: Constructed
NMR record: SX 79 SW 5
HER record: 8439
Megalithic Portal: 29170
Alternate name: Prestonbury Castle
Short Name: FT:Prestonbury
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
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"
Nearby sites: SX74719001

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