Castle Old Fort

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Castle Old Fort
Castle Old Fort is located in West Midlands county
Castle Old Fort
Location within West Midlands county
General information
Type Hill fort
Town or city Walsall Wood
Country England
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Construction started Iron Age
Technical details
Size 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)

Castle Old Fort is a small Iron Age hill fort near Walsall Wood, in the West Midlands, England. Its interior is now occupied by a house.

The fort covers 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) acres in an ovoid shape, measuring 170 m (560 ft) from north to south and 130 m (430 ft) from east to west. It has an earth rampart surrounded by a ditch, with an entrance in the south east. There is some evidence that there may originally have been a second line of defences comprising a bank and a ditch.[1]

The seventeenth century archaeologist Robert Plot reported findings of flint arrowheads, Roman pottery and Roman coins of Otho, Domitian and Nero, and the existence of a second entrance in the north west of the fort, in an area that has since been destroyed by quarrying.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Castle Old Fort". Pastscape - National Monuments Record. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>