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Maiden Castle, Durham City (Durham City)

Maiden Castle, Durham (County Durham)
Maiden Castle, Durham (County Durham)

Maiden Castle is an Iron Age promontory fort. Archaeologists exploring found that the hill had been fortified two or three times in the medieval period, probably in the 15th or 16th century. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D1182
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1008844

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