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Field Visit

Date May 1982

Event ID 1102511

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


This fort occupies the summit of a rocky ridge 350m NW of Drimnagall farmhouse and 130m NW of the dun NR78SW 8 (Campbell and Sandeman 1964). Although the flanks of the ridge afford strong natural protection on the NW and SE, access to the summit is easy along the relatively broad spine.

The fort measures 30m by 20m within a single drystone wall. now reduced to a low, grass-covered stony scarp in which several short stretches and individual stones of the outer face remain in position. The entrance probably lay on the SSW, where there is a gap about 1.5m wide in the wall-debris. The NW sector of the fort wall appears to have been incorporated in the line of a comparatively recent boundary-wall, and a subrectangular stone-built enclosure of no great age abuts the outer face of the fort wall on the NNE.

Visited May 1982


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