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Nisbet, NE of Cow Castle

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Sited a little way to the approx north-east of the fabulous Cow Castle upon the same ridge, this is actually a quite well defined enclosure, particularly when viewed from Langloch Knowe across the pass.

An RCAHMS record (1978) reckons the site measures 'internally about 37m by 30m' [and] 'has been enclosed originally by a boulder-faced, rubble-cored wall, probably not more than 3m thick, now represented by a low scarp or crest-line on all sides except the S and SW where it survives as a grass covered stone bank measuring 6m in maximum thickness.'

The site possesses fine views toward the large enclosure crowning nearby White Hill; unfortunately an ewe consumed by her inability to help her (presumably) dying lamb ensured I could not linger.... my presence was the last thing she needed. Thankfully the farmer arrived soon afterward to no doubt do what needed to be done.
19th June 2013ce
Edited 19th June 2013ce

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