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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 691335

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NO64SE 4 6819 4416.

(NO 6819 4416) Castle Rock (NAT) Fort (NR)

OS 6" map (1970)

Castle Rock: A promontory fort formed by isolating a small promontory with 100' high precipitous sides by means of a triple curved rampart with medial ditches, broken by a central entrance causeway 2.0m wide. The level enceinte has been c.100' square but is considerably eroded on the N, and to a lesser extent on the E. The inner rampart has almost disappeared, only slight traces remaining. The inner ditch is 5.0m high. The middle rampart is 1.7m high and 3.7m broad. The outer ditch is 4.5m wide. The outer rampart is 1.0m high. It has been slight and is now considerably mutilated, especially on the N, where only the counterscarp is visible (D Christison 1899).

Visited by OS (JLD) 10 June 1958

As described.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (JTT) 21 October 1965

Excavated after 1967 under D A Gardner.

I Ralston 1986.

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