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Publication Account

Date 1985

Event ID 1016624

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


This well-preserved circular fort is situated on a slight knoll that offers little natural strength. The defences comprise twin ramparts and ditches with a slight counterscarp bank around the lip of much of the outer ditch. On top of the inner bank there are the remains of a stone wall which probably represents a second peliod of construction, thus resembling the sequence at Arbory Hill (no. 79) and BlackhilL Crawfordjohn (no. 80). The fort has two entrances but there are no traces of any houses in the interior and all that can be seen are a recent turf dyke and a slight scoop behind the rampart which was probably dug to provide extra material for the defences.

An almost carbon copy of this fort is to be found about 3km to the north-north-west on the summit of Chester Hill (NS 953395), but it is not as wellpreserved as Fallburn and does not have evidence for a second peliod.

Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: The Clyde Estuary and Central Region’, (1985).

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