Farway Castle

What will I see?

Farway Castle is not a medieval castle, it is believed to be a Bronze Age ceremonial enclosure and is only so called because it is what early map makers tended to call any substantial earth works they encountered. The site occupies an important landscape position within a major Bronze Age barrow cemetery.  POH volunteers and the Forestry Commission have cleared the site, which has allowed the first full survey to be made. Geophysics and coring have not added any important information to our understanding of the origins of the site, but it certainly predates the Medieval period and is likely to be Bronze Age in date. There are some visible remains.

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How do I get there?

The site can be viewed from a small lay-by, access is only for pre-arranged groups participating in a Bronze Age walk organised by East Devon AONB

Can I find out more?

- Survey at Farway Castle by Hazel Riley.pdf
- Farway Castle Pollen Report v1.pdf

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