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Bury Castle
Selworthy, Somerset, England
Geograph 3319707 Site of Bury Castle, Iron Age Fort.jpg
The site of Bury Castle
Bury Castle is located in Somerset
Bury Castle
Bury Castle
Coordinates 51°12′48″N 3°33′04″W / 51.2134°N 3.5512°W / 51.2134; -3.5512
Type Hillfort
Site information
Owner National Trust
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Bury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort near Selworthy, Somerset, England. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.


Bury Castle Somerset Map
Plan of the Bury Castle site

Bury Castle was built on a spur of land overlooking the surrounding terrain. The Bury Castle hillfort covers 0.2 hectares (0.49 acres) in internal area. The main enclosure has a single rampart and ditch, with steep drops on the north, east and south sides. The bank is up to 1.6 metres (5 ft 3 in) high with a ditch 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) deep. There is an additional rampart 30 metres (98 ft) to the west, with a deep ditch. The rampart is revetted with drystone walling.


Bury Castle is today protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and owned by the National Trust. It has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register due to vulnerability from scrub or tree growth.

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