Stockland Great Castle & Stockland Little Castle hillforts from the air
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aerial photograph of Stockland Great Castle hillfort with Stockland Little Castle behinnd , Devon England UK. Stockland Great Castle univallate hillfort, that is one defended by a single rampart and ditch. The fort is of an unusual irregular shape and measures 230m x 270m. The fort is bisected by a modern road and while the section in the lower half of the photo is well preserved, that above the road remains only as a crop mark although the outline is very clear in the image. Te site is not a naturally defensible one and as a consequence the ramparts were quite large with the remains being up to 17m wide and 3m high. A number of slingshot stones have been found in the area. The site is associated with the nearby contemporaneous Stockland Little Castle.