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.

Th present photo shows part of the boundary of the outer enclosure of the hill-fort, as indicated by the receding line of boulders in the foreground; this photo was taken near the south-western corner of the boundary.

Carman Reservoir is visible in the middle distance. In the background, the double peak of Dumbarton Rock (a volcanic plug, NS3974) can be seen on the near shore of the River Clyde; the distant tower blocks visible near the left-hand edge of the photo are in Bellsmyre (NS4076), with the escarpment of the Kilpatrick Hills behind them.

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

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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
Carman Reservoir :: NS3778
The reservoir, which was officially opened in 1886, is now disused; there is a trout fishery based alongside it. Carman Reservoir was created by damming and enlarging an existing Carman Loch, which was itself artificial: the loch had been created in connection with the nearby Millburn Works; it was also occasionally used for curling.
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Date Taken
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 
Category
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3712 7941 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.7969N 4:36.7254W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3710 7943
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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