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The Round Pound[497 x 600 jpg]
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|Description ||This shows the layout of the Round Pound at Kestor. Underneath, the caption reads: 'Fig.6. General Plan of Round Pound. Prehistoric constructions are shaded, mediaeval are white.' Therefore, it would appear that the four 'radial walls' and the 'small hut' in the outer circle, and the semi-circular 'shelter' in the inner circle, are mediaeval. This leaves the double-walled inner and outer circles to be interpreted as 'prehistoric'. The writing at very top of plan says: "Entrance to pound from droveway", and an arrow points to a large white block of stone, with the label " ?(question mark) slipped lintel". Presumably the recorder of the plan means this to be mediaeval too? (Also, two thin white slabs are shown underneath its original position.)
At the bottom of the plan is a section through the ground level viewed from the side. The small upright gauge to the right shows 0 to 20 feet, and the long horizontal scale (in feet again) shows 0 to 120 feet. I don't recall where I copied these plans from, but it is always interesting to see an old plan like this. Hopefully we aren't infringing copyright, as there is no (c) symbol? (and we are only using it for research/info).
|These plans and information are excellent Angie. When I was there the other weekend on my Shovel Down mission, it was getting dark, so I didnt have too long to properly explore the area. Now I feel the need for another visit sometime - but there are so many other places to go first !
On the copyright issue, have to say I often wonder too, but cant offer any knowledge on the subject. But it is good to see this. If it was mine, I'd want people to see it.|
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