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Red Head

Promontory Fort

<b>Red Head</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Arbroath (9km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO70134740 / Sheet: 54
Latitude:56° 37' 2.95" N
Longitude:   2° 29' 12.38" W

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Visited: July 2, 2015

Red Head, only discovered as recently as 1961, is the northernmost of the six promontory forts ranged along the Angus coastline, and lies about a kilometre north of Prail Castle. Perched above 81 metre tall cliffs, Red Head fort lies at the highest location on the Angus coast.

Evidence was found of a rampart, ditch and causeway, but the site was badly mutilated by trenching associated with its use as a World War I observation post.

There is an excellent aerial Photograph of Red Head on Aberdeenshire Council's website.

You can read more about this site on the Aberdeenshire Council website and at RCAHMS.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
4th July 2015ce
Edited 28th March 2016ce