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The Castle (Cattistock)


<b>The Castle (Cattistock)</b>Posted by formicaantImage © Mike Rowland 27/07/09
Nearest Town:Dorchester (14km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST5942900110 / Sheet: 194
Latitude:50° 47' 54.7" N
Longitude:   2° 34' 32.71" W

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<b>The Castle (Cattistock)</b>Posted by formicaant


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There is very little information I can find about this small oval hillfort just to the north of the west Dorset village of Cattistock. The only written reference I can find is in a small book by Phil Wilton called the "Castles of Dorset".
He says some people think it to be natural, but he thinks it to be clearly manmade. Having visited I am pretty sure he is right, also M.A.G.I.C and the OS describe it as a hillfort.
There appears to be a round barrow in the interior, which unfortunately I couldn't see from the valley below.
There is no direct access to this site, as the only footpath is much lower down the hill, from it the hillfort is invisible. The hillfort appears to be on private land.
If anybody else knows any more about it I would be glad to know.
formicaant Posted by formicaant
27th July 2009ce
Edited 10th August 2009ce