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Castle Hill,fort,Castlegower

A Scheduled Monument in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9105 / 54°54'37"N

Longitude: -3.8848 / 3°53'5"W

OS Eastings: 279267

OS Northings: 558937

OS Grid: NX792589

Mapcode National: GBR 1C9N.RJ

Mapcode Global: WH4W1.9TCX

Entry Name: Castle Hill,fort,Castlegower

Scheduled Date: 21 May 1928

Last Amended: 10 March 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1054

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Buittle

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument consists of a hillfort, probably of Iron Age date.

The fort occupies a rocky hill some 25m high, in generally broken country. It is oval on plan, measuring some 45m NW-SE by 20m within

the grass-covered remains of a wall. Outside the wall there is a

terrace on all sides except the SW, which is defended by a very steep slope. There are reports of vitrified material in the wall,

suggesting that the original means of construction was a timber-laced drystone rampart which was subsequently fired.

The area to be scheduled is approximately oval, measuring 110m NW-SE

by 75m, to include the fort and its surrounding terrace, as shown in

red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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