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Trusty's Hill

Hillfort

<b>Trusty's Hill</b>Posted by broch the badgerImage © Broch
Nearest Town:Gatehouse Of Fleet (1km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NX58895601 / Sheet: 83
Latitude:54° 52' 43.33" N
Longitude:   4° 11' 58.9" W

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I liked Trusty's Hill, unusually for an iron age hill-fort or any hill-fort for that matter it feels cosy. I know that sounds daft, but it does feel cosy. It doesn't take much imagination to see the original occupants of this small fort sitting quite smugly looking out at the surrounding landscape. The fort was excavated in 1960 and this revealed evidence of two periods of activity, the original Iron Age construction and later work dating to the 6th-7th centuries of poorer quality. There is not a lot to see but there are remains of an oval stone built guard hut close to the entrance and the usual ramparts and ditches to examine. As a bonus there is, close to the entrance and the guard hut, some Pictish symbols carved into a rocky outcrop. A double disc and Z rod and a beastie thing that is less distinct these are under the protection of what looks like a tank trap! Posted by broch the badger
23rd February 2009ce

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The Galloway Picts Project


May 2012 dig at Trusty's Hillfort.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
29th May 2012ce
Edited 30th May 2012ce

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A page from the 'Fifth Report and Inventory of Monuments and Constructions in Galloway' (1914) that shows the curious carvings (one is surely an alien?) and the fort's reputed vitrifiedness.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd October 2011ce
Edited 22nd October 2011ce

Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of Trusty's hill fort site and incised stone.
new abbey Posted by new abbey
11th April 2010ce
Edited 11th April 2010ce