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Watching Brief

Date 1976

Event ID 1042067

Category Recording

Type Watching Brief

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1042067

Work has begun on removing Second World War constructions from the monument. They consist of an observation post and several gun-emplacements. In removing the former, which was situated in the centre of the fort, vestigial traces of two walls appeared which might pertain to the hut circle marked at this spot by the RCAHMS prior to the erection of the post. No attempt, however, was made to excavate any more than necessary. The removal of one of the gun-emplacements, situated on top of the inner rampart on the N side of the E entrance to the fort, gave an opportunity of examining the partial section through the rampart. There was no sign of revetting within the bank and no tip lines were visible. There were no finds of any importance.

M J Yates 1976.

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