Resugga Castle is an Iron Age Hillfort in Cornwall, England.
Resugga Castle straddles the summit of Crow Hill, its main enclosure lying on the gentle SE slope bordering a steep scarp down to the St Stephens River close to its confluence with the River Fal. The site lies on Devonian slates in a hilly terrain deeply dissected by small rivers. It has excellent long-distance views over the surrounding countryside, especially to the west.
As a result of its prominent position and good preservation this monument has attracted antiquarian interest since the early 19th century, but it has not been subject to any recorded excavation.
The hillfort encloses a sub-circular area 70m by 60m, markedly flattened along its SE side where it follows the crest of a steep scarp down to the St Stephens River.
Photographers notes: This site needs to be re-visited. On the day I was there I had very little time and could only manage a quick circuit and a couple of fly-overs. The slope on the far side is amazingly steep as you can see from the circuit video below. It would be worth getting permission to enter the field and explore it properly although most of the ditches are covered in scrub.
|Dates:||Bronze Age (est)|
|Size:||Sub-circular area 70m by 60m encloses c. 0.3ha|
Aerial Plan View:
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*Extract from Oxford University Atlas of Hillforts
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