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Janet's Brae Settlement

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


From the RCAHMS CANMORE database (1967 entry);
This settlement is situated among trees and occupies the summit of a low knoll which stands out from the general slope of the hill-side. It has been defended by triple ramparts which enclose a roughly oval area measuring 220' x 170'. For a length of 240' round the N and E sides the inner rampart still stands to a height of about one foot internally and up to 4'6" externally. Elsewhere, however, all three ramparts are now reduced, where still visible, to mere scarps varying in height from 6' on the NE to 2' on the SSW. Any ditches which may have existed are now completely filled up. The entrance is in the WNW and appears to have led obliquely through the defences. The interior, the level of which falls 32' from NE to SW, is broken up into a number of natural irregular-shaped terraces on which some slight crescentic scoops, too indefinite to plan, may mark the sites of timber houses.
Posted by Martin
12th August 2004ce

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