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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 722576

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NT86NE 13 8831 6940.

(NT 8831 6940) Settlement (NR)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1976).

This fort is situated at the SE end of Oatlee Hill; it comprises a small, roughly oblong enclosure surrounded by a single earth-and-stone rampart about 19ft wide at base and 3ft high, with an entrance on the W. At 28ft SE of the W corner the foundation of a wall runs at right angles to the rampart into the enclosure for a distance of 36ft. On a platform in the N corner is a circular depression, 29ft in diameter with an entrance to the S, and to the SE of it, abutting on the NE rampart, another with an internal diameter of 12ft.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908.

A simple enclosure situated on top of a rounded hill, as described by the RCAHMS. An additional feature is a well-defined hut circle lying outside the enclosure on the N side. It measures 6m in diameter and comprises a single circle of stones.

Visited by OS (JLD) 4 November 1954.

A settlement, as described by the previous authorities.

Revised at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 1 March 1966.

Roughly rectangular on plan, this settlement measures 26m by 24m within a wall (0.7m high and spread to a thickness of 3.8m) accompanied by a ditch; the entrance is on the NW. A stony capping on parts of the wall may represent refurbishing, possibly contemporary with a small enclosure which incorporates the W corner of the interior. At some date a stretch of wall has been realigned near the N corner. In the interior there is at least one, and possibly a second, house-platform. On the NE, possibly overlying the settlement ditch, there are the foundations of a circular house.

RCAHMS 1980, visited 1979.

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