NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure

near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
See NS3779 : Ancient hill-fort on Carman Hill for the main description of the hill-fort. Click on the end-note title for related pictures, and see the annotated satellite view linked from the end-note as an index to these pictures and their positions in the fort.

Although it can be seen from this photograph that bracken was starting to spring up, a line of boulders is still clearly visible; those boulders lie along a rampart that forms the southern side of the outer wall of the hill-fort.

Other pictures of the outer enclosure:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure

There is a single outer wall around most of the fort, but, as will be illustrated later in this series of items, there is a double wall on the eastern side, enclosing an annexe to the fort.

As for the background, the distant housing schemes are those above Bonhill; the dark wooded summit of Pappert Hill is placed centrally in the background, with the distant Campsie Fells beyond.

Next topic the inner enclosure:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
Carman Hill-fort
This large hill-fort was identified in 1954 from aerial photographs, and is thought to date from the Early Historic period: see LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, and LinkExternal link for other antiquities nearby. The fort lies within what was once the territory of the Damnonii and (later) of the British kingdom of Alt Clut, whose fortress was at Dumbarton Rock: LinkExternal link
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Monday, 1 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 June, 2009
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
Early Historic 
Place (from Tags)
Carman Hill 
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Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3722 7936 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7720N 4:36.6276W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3720 7936
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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