Iron Age Defended Settlement in Dunterue Wood, 570m South of Castle Head


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Iron Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

West Devon Borough Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN382382 (238226, 78047)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.5791, -4.2852

Nearest Postcode

PL19 0PQ

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An Iron Age defended settlement situated in Dunterue Wood, 570 metres south of Castle Head. The monument survives as a semicircular bank and ditch , which peters out to the south. The bank is up to 4 metres wide and 2 metres high, whilst the outer ditch is up to 5 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The partially enclosed area measures up to 100 metres long from south west to north east by 55 metres wide from north west to south east. A later forest track cuts across the enclosure. The monument may represent an unfinished enclosure. A promontary fort, 570 metres to the north, and another enclosure 500 metres to the north west may be associated with this monument. Scheduled.

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