Castle Old Fort
|Castle Old Fort|
Location within West Midlands county
|Town or city||Walsall Wood|
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|Construction started||Iron Age|
|Size||3.5 acres (1.4 ha)|
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.
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.
- "Castle Old Fort". Pastscape - National Monuments Record. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-08-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>