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Douglas Muir

Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Douglas Muir

Classification Enclosure(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 44542

Site Number NS57SW 39

NGR NS 525 748

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Old Kilpatrick (Bearsden And Milngavie)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Bearsden And Milngavie
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS57SW 39 525 748.

NS 525 748. On a gently sloping plateau is an earth and rock bank 5' high shaped like a horse-shoe enclosing an area 9' deep with an internal diameter of 51'. Situated centrally within the prongs, which point N, is a scattered mound of stone 28' x 32' x 4' high. In the centre is a raised area 2' high by 10'6" in diameter. Traces of low walls radiating from this feature divide the enclosure into cells. There appear to be two entrances, in the NW and NE. There are eight enclosures of similar size and eighteen small single cell enclosures within a radius of 300 yds of this site.

Also, there are three circles, about 4'6" in diameter, carved into the flat surfaces of outcrop rock at different locations on the site. They may be grinding stones abandoned in situ. (c/f NS57SW 42)

E J Price 1967.

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