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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 689413

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/689413

NO45SE 30 4906 5243.

(NO 4906 5243) Robs Reed (NAT) Dun (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1975)

Rob's Reed is a dun, a single-walled enclosure, 32.0m in diameter overall and 16.0m internal diameter. The wall is now represented by a heap of small stones, overgrown with grass and spread to 7.7m. The interior lies 1.2m below the crest of the wall, and externally the wall is 1.0m high on the N, but elsewhere only c. 0.3m high. There is no positive trace of an entrance, but this may have been on the S where a footpath passes through the wall. Some slab-like stones lie around the site. The dun is situated on the W edge of a high E-W ridge with an extensive view. Traces of a square enclosure abut on the NW side of the dun. It comprises a low turf bank c. 3.0m broad and 0.1m high, enclosing an area 13.0m square. It would appear to be a fairly recent stock enclosure.

D Christison 1900; Visited by OS (JLD) 26 August 1958.

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