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Field Visit

Date 2 November 1976

Event ID 584661

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Centred NS 069 609 Approx 30 sub oval platforms evenly dispersed throughout Barmore Wood (a dense deciduous woodland) are on a generally E-facing hillslope and lie between 40 and 380 ft asl. All are levelled into the slope and range in size from 7.0m by 5.0m to 9.0m by 7.0m (with the longer axis at right angles to the slope). They are generally well preserved and clearly defined with in most cases a near vertical back scarp (up to 0.7m high), a level platform and an 0.8m high front (downhill) scarp.

Some of these platforms or stances are built in an area where the slope is almost precipitous (centred NS 0680 6075) but they are identical to those on the shallow slope near the loch shore except that the front scarp is revetted. Cultivation of the rocky hillslope is impractical and there is no trace of lynchets, dykes or clearance.

Their uniform distribution over the hillslope suggests that they are not of prehistoric origin.

Visited by OS (TRG) 2 November 1976

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