Ravensburgh Castle

1823 – Ravensburgh Castle



  • Hexton, Hertfordshire.
  • OSGB – TL 09941 29491.
  • Scheduled Monument.


Rectangular Iron Age hill fort covering 16¼ acres and defended by a ditch with the entrances at the north west and south east sides.

Roman fort covering 22 acres with entrances at the east and north west corner.

Had two main building phases.

Finds include bones.


400 BC                        dating from: Basic defences included a ditch and rampart with timber lacing rear and front.

1st C BC                      First half: The silted ditch was re-cut and the rampart renewed.

54 BC                          Possible site where Cassivellanaus was defeated by Caesar.

1964                            Excavated.

1970                            Excavated.

1970-1975                   Excavated.

1998                            Assessment.

2012                            Excavated – Ravensburgh Castle Project.


Archaeological Report available here – https://northhertsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ravensburgh-Castle-Project-report-No-3-2018.pdf


Ravensburgh Castle Hill fort The castle itself is on private land this is the view of it taken from public land.
By Martin, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14068459


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