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Maiden Castle (Grinton)

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


"Among the Pennines and the North Yorkshire Moors, too are linear earthworks comparable to those in the Parisian territory. Certainly not all are Iron Age, but a strong case can be made for some. The usual suggestion is that these are ranch boundaries. At Maiden Castle, on the southern slope of Swaledale west of Grinton, a ditched enclosure of rather less than an acre with a stone wall has a stone- walled drove road leading to it from the east. This is comparable in its general nature to the 'banjo' enclosures of the south, and we are inclined to accept it's Iron Age date."
The Brigantes
Brian Hartley and Leon Fitts.
Pub. Alan Sutton 1988
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th April 2002ce

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