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|Description ||The entrance to Beeston Castle in Cheshire where a 13th Century Castle was built on top of an Iron Age hillfort (GR: SJ538592 ). Excavations in 1978 revealed that the Medieval wall of this outer gateway was constructed on top of a prehistoric rampart with external ditch and counterscarp bank.
Prehistoric artefacts including bronze axes and implements, clay moulds and crucibles for casting bronze and a large amount of prehistoric pottery have been on the site of this 4 hectare hillfort.
Beeston is now in the care of the English Heritage who charge an entrance fee.
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