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Veryan Castle



Mentioned by Craig Weatherhill, in "Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall & Scilly" (Cornwall Books - 1985, revised 1997 & 2000) as "curiously positioned on the side of a steep valley which has been cut and filled artificially to accommodate it. The central enclosure measures 55m by 45m internally, and has a south-facing entrance. The uphill side of the enclosure is protected by a bank 2,.0m high, with an outer ditch 2.5m deep. The ploughed remains of two outworks, one topped by a modern wall, lie beyond. The west side of the onclosure, formed by fill, falls away as a scarp at least 8m high. No occupation sites are visible. Locally called the Ringaround". pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th April 2003ce
Edited 19th March 2008ce

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