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Title:Oldaport Camp
Originator:Department of Environment
Summary:Oldaport camp is a fortification of earth and stone walls on a spur of land at the junction of two small creeks, where they join a short arm of the river Erme. Two periods of construction can be recognised. Entirely surrounded by defensive works at some unknown date before AD1300. The landward end has a deep ditch and masonry wall, backed with a bank, cutting off the promontory from the mainland. Traces of earthworks exist around the entire shore line and at the extreme point there is a "water gate" through the banks. The site has deteriorated during the last century, but has remained stationary for the past 20 years. Any ploughing, building, alteration of hedges or other development may make the eventual dating of the monument impossible.

Associated Monuments (3)

MDV4861Iron Age promontory fort at Oldaport Camp, Modbury (Monument)
MDV4863Tower on north side of Oldaport Camp (Monument)
MDV4864Tower on south side of Oldaport Camp (Monument)