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Plan of hill fort, Mam Tor, Castleton, undated
From collection of F H Brindley
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An undated plan taken from an unidentified book (in which it was Plate IV on page 203) showing the Iron Age hill fort on Mam Tor.
The ramparts of the fort can still be followed most of the way around the hilltop, and there are remains of two gateways on the paths leading from Mam Nick and Hollins Cross. Excavations have shown that the original ramparts had a wooden pallisade on top, but later the timber was replaced by stone. There are also traces of hut circles within the defences and pottery has also been found, which indicates that this was a fully-fledged village and not simply a defensive site.