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Port Grenaugh, Purt ny Ceabagh Promontory Fort

Period: Iron Age - Early Medieval

NGR Easting: 231940

NGR Northing: 470340

Description: Iron Age defended promontory. This headland stands higher than the adjacent land, a natural defence which is augmented by a bank and ditch protecting the interior of the promontory. The bank still rises 2.5m from the bottom of the ditch, despite the former no doubt being eroded and the latter partially filled with debris. The inner height of the bank is 1.3m. The whole site is covered by vegetation and the interior of the promontory shows no trace of internal structures, nor of a peripheral bank.

The site lies just 250m from the defended promontory of Cronk ny Merriu (1068).

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Site & Monument Type: promontory fort

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0762.00


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