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Grennan Hill


<b>Grennan Hill</b>Posted by ginger ttImage © Ginger tt
Nearest Town:Sanquhar (15km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX825950 / Sheet: 78
Latitude:55° 14' 6.1" N
Longitude:   3° 50' 52.61" W

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This oval fort is situated at about 500 ft OD on the summit of a rocky hillock; it measures 152 ft NNW-SSE by 62 ft transversely. It is defended by a partly rock-cut ditch, 35 ft broad and 16 ft in maximum depth, starting at the brow of the steep slope on the W, passing round the E side to end on the cliffs in the S. Soil from the ditch forms a rampart above the counterscarp, while a parapet mound crowns the scarp in the N.
A well-defined approach enters into a slight hollow at the lowest point of the interior. An ill-defined outwork flanks the S side of the approach. In the interior are three slightly hollowed circular areas which may be hut sites.
RCAHMS 1920, visited 1913; R W Feachem 1956
ginger tt Posted by ginger tt
14th February 2009ce