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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 697110

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/697110

NR97SW 16 9200 7407

Surveyed at 1:2500 and 1:10,000.

Visited by OS (JP) 7 November 1972 and (BS) 7 October 1976.

The wasted remains of this fort are situated in a clearing in Auchalick Wood on the summit of a rocky knoll. Irregular on plan, it measures 50m SW-NE by a maximum of 42m transversely within a heavily robbed wall which, for the most part, has been reduced to a stony bank about 2m thick and up to 0.4m high, but which has been completely removed for a short stretch on the E. Along the centre of the outer face of the wall there are several large blocks which appear to be displaced facing-stones. The principal entrance lies on the W, where the knoll is approached up a natural gully; what may be a second entrance is situated on the E. The interior is composed of a series of terraces traversed by numerous rock outcrops between which it is possible that houses may have been built. (See NR97SW 5 for details of cup-markings within the fort.)

RCAHMS 1988, Visited May 1986.

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