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Castle Steads, Gayles

Hillfort

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Nearest Town:Richmond Yorks (9km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NZ111074 / Sheet: 92
Latitude:54° 27' 41.81" N
Longitude:   1° 49' 43.48" W

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Castle Steads is an interesting hillfort, It appears to guard a causeway that runs through it, so much so that there is an external fortified entrance, the other side of a ravine to the hillfort.

It would appear that the initial fort was significantly extended at some point by the building of a large dyke to the south.
Posted by BrigantesNation
19th August 2003ce