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Dartmoor Site: Holne Chase Castle Fort Fort

Holne Chase Castle Fort Fort

Holne Chase Castle Fort Fort

Plan: J.C. Wall in Ancient Earthworks (1906)

Database entries

PDW coverage: Dartmoor Resource: Table of Devon Iron Age Forts
OS Map: SX 72437 71979
OS Source: Google
HER: MDV7996
Alternate name: Holne Chase Castle
Short Name: FT:HolneChase
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: PDW
Cairn Class: No
Dimensions (m): 3.5 acres
Lidar: SX 72437 71979
Nearest Bus Stop: Poundsgate Tavistock Inn (1.9 km) [Route: 172]
Nearby sites: SX 72437 71979


"A slight univallate hillfort situated on the north facing side of Holne Chase overlooking the River Dart. The hillfort survives as an oval enclosure measuring 120m long by 96m wide internally, defined by a single rampart and ditch with a counterscarp bank present to the north east, west and south west. It has two entrances, a simple gap to the south east and an inturned entrance to the south west."


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