The Parish Church of St. Mary,
North of St. Mary’s Church stands Castle Hill. It consists of a small mound A fifteen feet high standing at the south end of a larger oval mound B.
To the northwest of this larger mound, and twenty-
West of Hangman’s Hillock runs a narrow gulley down which a road used to run to Marsh Farm and, very early on to a ford across the Ribble. East of Castle Hill and at the bottom of a steep eroded bank is the course of Narrow Water which used to e a side stream of the Ribble. To the south of Castle Hill is a fosse, a ditch about fifteen feet deep.
Some have said that Castle Hill was used by the Romans as a look-
Excavation of a trench and shaft in the smaller mound A revealed a stone pavement
lying on a thin layer of soil only a few feet higher than the level of the larger
mound B. On this pavement was a mass of debris -
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