Scheduled Monument: Iron Age defended settlement called Stock Castle
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
13 May 1949
Date last amended
This monument includes an Iron Age defended settlement known as Stock Castle situated on a hill slope overlooking the valley of the West Lyn River. The defended settlement survives as a 'D'-shaped enclosure measuring 46m long by 42m wide internally, defined by a single rampart and buried outer ditch. The rampart is up to 11m wide and 2m high. There is a simple gap entrance to the south east. Specialist aerial photographs revealed internal divisions and building platforms within the enclosure. The defended settlement is associated with complex linear cropmarks to the east and south east but these are not included in the scheduling as their character and date are not understood and they have not, therefore, been formally assessed.