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Stroma, Bught O' Camm

Promontory Fort (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stroma, Bught O' Camm

Classification Promontory Fort (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 9374

Site Number ND37NW 6

NGR ND 3498 7855

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Canisbay
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND37NW 6 3498 7855.

Fortified promontory on W side of Stroma island.

Information from E McGillivary, Librarian, Kirkwall, Orkney to OS, 1 May 1973.

ND 3498 7855. A fort consisting of an earth and stone rampart blocking off the sheer-sided, level-topped promontory of Bught o' Camm to enclose an area some 70.0m N-S by 30.0m transversely. The rampart stands 1.0m high on the landward side and has an average spread of 6.0m. Towards the W end, stripping of the inside of the rampart has revealed slab-facing; at this point a width of 2.3m can be estimated. In from the E end is a 3.0m gap that may be an original entrance, but could be a later break. To the E of the gap, the rampart has been partially quarried away. There is no evidence of any structures within the fort. An early-modern drain follows the outside edge of the rampart to veer away towards the W.

Revised at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (J M) 8 July 1982.

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