Iron Age hill fort, Medieval motte and bailey. Defended by banks and ditches. The motte and bailey enclosed 0.18 ha and was sub-rectangular. Had three main construction phases; First phase enclosed 7.5 acres. The second phase was built within the first. The third phase was the motte and bailey castle.
500-50 BC Iron Age hill fort.
1066 Embanked bailey possibly built by Robert, Count of Mortain.
12th C Additions and refurbished.
12th C End: Abandoned.
17th C Late: No longer in use.
1854 Before: Finds included iron arrowheads, iron sword blade and burials.
19th C Farmhouse built on part of the site.
1903 Excavated by Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.
1961-1964 Excavated by Ministry of Public Buildings and Works, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.
1962 Field Investigation.
1965 Field Investigation.
1975 Field Investigation.
1982 Scheduled area reduced.
1990 Field Investigation.
1993 Tree clearance revealed the bailey.
1994 Scheduled area revised.
1998 Watching Brief by Exeter Archaeology.
2003 Field Investigation.