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Knook Castle

Hob Uid: 211305
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Upton Lovell
Grid Ref : ST9600044000
Summary : Earthwork remains of an Iron Age univallate hillfort, has also been described as a defensive cattlepen.
More information : (ST 9600 4400) Knook Castle (TI) CAMP (GT). (1)

Knook Castle was described and planned by Hoare (2) and Petrie (3).
It has been described as a defensive cattle-pen associable with the
nearby RB settlement (4) (ST 94 SE 1) but Grinsell lists it as IA (5) It is of oblong plan with an entrance on the SSE. (2-5)

Knook Castle is a sub-rectangular univallate IA camp with an internal
area of about 1.5 hectares. It has a simple entrance on the southern
side and a modern break on the west.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (6)

No change - under permanent pasture (7)

Additional bibliography. (8)

Resurveyed at 1:1000 by RCHME field staff as part of the SPTA project. No change. See archive report for further details. (9)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Ancient South Wilts. 1, 1812, 84, plan (R Colt Hoare).
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Source : Knook Down West hillfort and settlement/survey
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Source : Knook Down West hillfort and settlement/report
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Source : Knook Down West/survey
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Source : Knook Down West I, hillfort and settlement, southern part/survey
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Arch J, 37, 1880, 425-6.
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Berks A & AS, 2, 39.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH. Wilts, 1, 1957, 270, (L V Grinsell).
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 20-Feb-1969
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 26-JUN-75
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Britannia, 23 1992, 298 (M. Corney)
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : D Field/26-1-1995/RCHME:SPTA Project
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Source : Knook Castle/survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Univallate Hillfort
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Stock Enclosure
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Wiltshire)
External Cross Reference Number : ST94SE201
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WI 836
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10227
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 94 SE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 887361
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 887509
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 211300
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: SALISBURY PLAIN TRAINING AREA
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
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Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 94 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-02-20
End Date : 1969-02-20
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 94 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-06-26
End Date : 1975-06-26
Associated Activities : SOUTHERN RANGE ROAD (SPTA)
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1996-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31