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Field Visit

Date 17 August 1908

Event ID 1088192

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


18. Fort, Marygold Hill Plantation.

A little more than ½ mile to the south-west of No. 17 [NT86SW 5] along the plantation on Marygold Hill, at an elevation of nearly 800 feet above sea-level, is situated another fort (fig. 5 [DP 225493]). It is, however, entirely overgrown with young fir-trees and brackens, and its features can only with difficulty he discerned. It appears to be an irregular oval measuring some 321 feet by 255 feet internally, surrounded, except towards the west where the rampart is single, by double ramparts, seemingly of stone, and is subtended on the east by an annex somewhat rectangular on plan. As shown on the sections, the inner rampart rises above the interior from 3 feet 8 inches to 7 feet, and above the bottom of the intervening trench from 8 to 11 feet. The elevation of the outer rampart is slight. There are indications of hut circles and other erections in the interior.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 17 August 1908.

See Ber. Nat. Club, 1894-95, p. 368 (plan and secs.); Christison, p.354.

OS Map: Ber., x. NE.

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