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Torrs Hill


Nearest Town:Castle Douglas (2km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NX77686152 / Sheet: 84
Latitude:54° 55' 59.32" N
Longitude:   3° 54' 33.56" W

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National Museums Scotland

There's not much of the fort left on top of this hill. But more exciting is the "Torrs Chamfrein" found in the immediate vicinity - a superb bit of Early Iron Age bronze work.

Two curly pointy things were also found. Initially they were thought to be 'horns' to go with the pony mask. eg p29 here:
And then it was decided that they were the bottoms of drinking horns. But now the NMS record wisely hedges its bets, and says they were from 'an ostentatious display object'. Very nice whatever.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st May 2011ce
Edited 1st May 2011ce