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Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Castlethorn

Classification Settlement (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Canniewell Slack; Torphichen Hills; Torphichen Mains

Canmore ID 47960

Site Number NS97SE 53

NGR NS 9744 7244

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Torphichen
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS97SE 53 9745 7251

See also NS97SE 38.

On the top of a knoll known as Castlethorn there are the remains of what may be a fort. The highest part of the knoll is surrounded by a low bank up to 2m thick and on the N a second bank takes in a lower terrace. The entrance lies in the W, and the trackway leading from it is marked by two upright slabs of stone, for which see NS97SE 38.

Visited by RCAHMS (JBS) 12 August 1985.

Scheduled (with NS97SE 38) as Castlethorn, fort and standing stones.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 22 February 2005.


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