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Field Visit

Date 19 December 1967

Event ID 633325

Category Recording

Type Field Visit

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/633325

Castle Craig, a large rocky knoll, is occupied by a fort comparable with that on Norman's Law (NO32SW 22). The summit is occupied by a roughly circular 'Citadel', some 28.0m in diameter, enclosed by a stone wall, now reduced to ground level. On the N side, a rock-cut ditch some 25.0m long, 5.0m wide and 1.0m deep, gives additional protection while on the S, where the approach is easiest, a ditch and outer ramparts add further strength; quarrying here has partly destroyed or mutilated these defences. An outwork (probably earlier in date), some 120m from the citadel and at a much lower level, has enclosed Castle Craig; for the most part it has followed the edge of the rock faces of the knoll. Traces of huts can be seen SSW of the 'citadel'.

Visited by OS 19 December 1967.

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