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Barone Hill

Hillfort

<b>Barone Hill</b>Posted by GLADMANImage © Robert Gladstone
Nearest Town:Rothesay (1km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NS0696463081 / Sheet: 63
Latitude:55° 49' 19.93" N
Longitude:   5° 4' 54.63" W

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This fort, crowning the summit of Barone Hill, possesses a fabulous overview of Bute and must have been of great strategic importance back in the day.

According to Canmore:

"..It comprises the remains of an oval stone wall (enclosing an area 62.0m NE-SW by 42.0m) with an outer stone wall on the W and S whilst rocky precipitopus (sic) slopes form an additional defence on the E.

The oval wall survives on the W and S where it is 3.0m wide and up to 1.0m high with many facing stones in situ but there are only faint traces of it on the E. The entrance, though not apparent, was most probably at the 4.0m gap on the S side, which is now utilized by the modern wall. There is no evidence of the vitrification mentioned by Hewison....." OS (TRG) 23/11/76
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th January 2018ce
Edited 14th January 2018ce