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Maiden Castle (Grinton)

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


"...Maiden Castle at Grinton in Swaledale, is a curious place with a roughly circular bank and ditch approached from the east by a stone avenue. There are round barrows in the vacinity, and although the ditch lies outside the bank, it seems very probable that Maiden Castle is not a fort but some kind of sacred enclosure or meeting place"
Jacquetta Hawkes
A Guide To The Prehistoric And Roman Monuments In England And Wales.
Pub. 1978 Abacus
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th April 2002ce

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