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CASTLE DYKES HENGE

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An earthwork sub-circular enclosure, possibly a henge, comprising a well-preserved bank with internal ditch. There is an entrance on the eastern side (facing Pen Hill, the highest point in view), and there are two other gaps in the bank which do not have a corresponding causeway across the ditch. These are presumed to be of recent origin. Maximum external diameter is circa 82 metres. The bank survives to a height of 1.2 metres and is circa 9 metres wide, while the ditch is circa 10.5 metres wide and 1.1 metres deep. A large stone is located on the inside slope of the bank in the south east sector. Apparently, other stones have been removed in the past. It has also been reported that excavation was undertaken at the site in 1908 by Canon Wylie, although no further details are known. The site is scheduled.

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