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|Description ||Promontory fort; multi-phase site with a scooped platform site on N side; a double-palisade on W entrance with associated gateslot; a large timber-built gateway with gateslot and remains of large oak timbers still in situ in post-holes; remains of houses of different phases; an industrial area with working bowls and hearths, with a complete crucible found beside one of the hearths. A vitrified timber-laced rampart, possibly double on the W side and single in the N; some evidence of a Pictish structure; two flat-bottomed ditches which may belong to the Pictish phase; a 12thC house structure on the Knoll; remains of a medieval castle/hall house with cobbled courtyard and later kitchen wing to the E; a 17th-18th century Fort Fiddes with surviving defence of earthen banks; a 19thC bowling green and a 20thC coastal observation post from the last wars. The larger flat area of the promontory has been ploughed in the 19th and early 20thC according to an estate map. A number of trenches were back-filled after excavation, the remainder were left open at the request of the landowner.|
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