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The site was excavated in 1904 by the Society of Antiquaries.
Finds included :
- thirty-six saddle querns, five hammer stones, four whetstones or polishers
- three flint scrapers, a piece of jet or lignite, six pebbles with indications of wear, various flakes and cores.
A vitrified fort situated on the wooded summit of a ridge which is protected on the NW by a steep cliff, and on the NE by a narrow gully. On the SW and SE where there is no natural protection a series of outworks have been built. The main area enclosed measures about 45m by 27m and the wall is up to 2.5m thick. No remains of the inner face are visible but the outer face stands to height of 1.3m (three courses) in the W. The wall was constructed with strengthening timber beams and, due to fire, these have vitrified - fusing with the stone of the wall. The position of the entrance is not clear. There are the rubble remains of an outer wall once 2m thick, on a lower terrace. Two further outer walls can be traced on the SW but these have been largely desroyed by stone-robbing.
This site is on private land and permission should be sought.
- PSAS, 39 (1904-5), 270-85
- Campbell and Sandeman, 55, no.364
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Mid-Argyll Sites and Artefacts
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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