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Castercliff Camp Hillfort - - 718864.jpg
One of the many bell pit circles on top of the fort
Castercliff is located in the Borough of Pendle
Shown within the Borough of Pendle
Location Pendle, Lancashire, England
Coordinates Coordinates: 53°50′30″N 2°10′56″W / 53.8417°N 2.1823°W / 53.8417; -2.1823
Type Hillfort
Length 115 m (377 ft)
Width 76 m (249 ft)
Area 0.80 ha (2.0 acres)
Height 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in)
Founded 510±70 BC
Site notes
Excavation dates 1971
Official name Castercliff Small Multivallate Hillfort
Reference no. 45247

Castercliff is an Iron Age multivallate hillfort situated close to the towns of Nelson and Colne in Lancashire, Northern England.

The site consists of three ramparts enclosing an oval interior. Excavations during the 1970s appear to show that the site was not completed, and no evidence of occupation was unearthed.[1] The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]


  1. ^ Excavation of the hillfort of Castercliff, Nelson, Lancashire, 1970-71 Trans. Lancs. & Ches. Antiq. Soc. 81, 111-30
  2. ^ Lancashire County Council

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