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Iron Age and Later PrehistorySite Name: Prestonbury Castle
Country: England County: Devon Type: Hillfort
Nearest Town: Moretonhampstead  Nearest Village: Drewsteignton
Map Ref: SX7477490045
Latitude: 50.696529N  Longitude: 3.774445W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by camperman : An illustration of the steep slopes providing defence on the southern side of the enclosure. (Vote or comment on this photo)
An Iron Age hillfort consisting of three enclosures covering the area of 6.4 ha. Its outworks were never finished.

This hillfort is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Prestonbury Castle Fort.

The fort is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 445780, as MDV8439 (Prestonbury Castle Hillfort), and scheduled as Historic England List Entry No. 1003861 (Prestonbury Castle (hillfort)).
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Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by camperman : Prestonbury multivallate hillfort viewed from the east standing above the deeply incised river Teign valley with its precipitous slopes providing natural protection to the south. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, Looking East though the entrances. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by camperman : A view from the south across the Teign valley to Prestonbury standing above the steep slopes. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by camperman : The simple entrance on the moderate slope facing east. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by camperman : Prestonbury viewed from the north. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, The defences furthest east.

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Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, looking South East.

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Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, The southern side.

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Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, The Northern side, You can see some lower defences in this photo as well.

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by Bladup : Prestonbury Castle, Defences on the North Eastern side.

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : Fingals bridge with fort above

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : A very good morning

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : Two sets of banks, a bit worn now.

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : Dartmoor far away on the horizon

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : Two entrances

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : Late morning March 21st 2006

Prestonbury Castle
Prestonbury Castle submitted by postman : From near Drewsteignton

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