SD9801 : Buckton Castle

near to Buckton Vale, Tameside, Great Britain

Buckton Castle
Buckton Castle
The path towards Buckton Castle, a medieval ringwork near the village of Carrbrook. It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument due to its proximity to the Buckton Vale Quarry.

It was thought that these earthworks on a ridge above Buckton Moor were those of an ancient hill fort. Recent excavations have shown it was a major 12th century castle with 9 feet thick stone walls and a large rectangular gate tower. No stonework is visible apart from that exposed during the dig (LinkExternal link ).

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Wednesday, 27 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 June, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9890 0159 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.6595N 2:1.0834W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9868 0141
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