Box Hall

 

Box Hall1

 

Box Hall or Pinnican Hill is a defended prehistoric settlement located on a south west facing slope of the Commondale beck valley about a kilometre north west of Castleton. On the ground you can see a low bank an ditch approximately 3-4 metres wide and 1m high.

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Image from Zoom Earth

Box Hall

The site was excavated by Frank Elgee who found nothing. It was also excavated in 1959 by Rowland Close who cut three trenches through the bank and ditch and two pits, one within the enclosure and one close to a nearby cairn. He found burnt stone and charcoal in the trenches and the base from a Late Bronze Age or Iron Age pot.

 

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