Coney's Castle

Coney's Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in Dorset, England. The name Coney is from the Old English for rabbit (Latin cuniculus), suggesting medieval use as a domestic warren, as at nearby Pilsdon Pen.

The fort is on a narrow north-south ridge reaching a height of 210 m, with linear ramparts across the ridge, steep natural slopes to the west, and a high artificial rampart with ditch to the east.

A small lane runs along the ridge, bisecting the fort. The lane is also part of the Wessex Ridgeway long distance trail. There is a convenient car park next to the north rampart. Lambert's Castle is about 1.5 km to the north.

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Coney's Castle
Coney's Castle is located in Dorset
Coney's Castle
Coney's Castle shown within Dorset
(grid reference SY372975)

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Coordinates: 50°46′25″N 2°53′31″W / 50.77367°N 2.89200°W

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