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Burnswark Hill

Platform (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burnswark Hill

Classification Platform (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 85699

Site Number NY17NE 2.10

NGR NY 1842 7885

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Hoddom
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY17NE 2.10 1842 7885

For possibly-associated quarry-pits (NY 1843 7876 to 1849 7883), see NY17NE 2.14.

A subrectangular platform is situated in pasture close to the base of the NW flank of Burnswark Hill. It measures about 16m from NE to SW by 9m transversely; the rear scarp is slightly concave and measures up to 1m high, while the front scarp, which is also about 1m high, bows slightly outwards.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS), 31 March 1994.

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