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Castle Hill earthworks, Swavesey

History of Castle Hill earthworks

Scheduled Monument:

At some stage early in the Middle Ages Swavesey had a castle. It consisted of a mound that has been heavily degraded by quarrying and erosion, and a low bank and ditch that were later incorporated in the town defences. The mound is sited at the beginning of a causeway that led into the fens, and it must have intended to prevent access at some point.


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