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Category DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNTS
Type ARCHAEOLOGY NOTES
Date Up to 2011
Notes NX43NE 1 4615 3625.

(NX 4618 3629) Fort (NR)
OS 6" map (1909)

A promontory fort (R W Feachem 1956) occupies a rocky ridge which has a narrow flat top c.100 yds long, running E-W. Somewhat E of the centre of its length, it has been crossed by two ditches, separated by a high rampart, fortifying the W portion. The inner ditch, which is partly rock- cut, is 110' long, 30' wide at top, and 8' deep. The shallow outer ditch is 13' wide. Behind the defences, the ridge runs W at two levels, one 6' below the other, each 25'-30' broad, for a distance of c.44 yds, whence it falls away for 60'-70' to a rocky point. Its greatest height is 30'-40' on the N, and somewhat less to the S.
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

NX 4615 3625. As described.
Resurveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (IA) 25 January 1973

OS National Grid Reference