NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: western wall of annexe

near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Carman Hill-fort: western wall of annexe
Carman Hill-fort: western wall of annexe
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.

The outer enclosure of the hill-fort is mostly enclosed by a single wall. However, on the eastern side, the fort has an annexe, bounded by an inner and an outer wall. These two walls run almost parallel to each other, and are particularly well-preserved.

The present picture shows part of the annexe's western side, the wall that separates the fort's outer enclosure (on the right) from the annexe (on the left).

Only part of the wall is shown here, since its next section lies over the brow of the hill: NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: western wall of annexe.

Carman Reservoir can be seen in the background, left of centre, and Dumbarton Rock can be seen just right of centre on the near shore of the River Clyde.

Other pictures of the annexe:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: northern end of annexe
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: western wall of annexe
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: eastern wall of annexe
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: eastern wall of annexe

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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
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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 3724 7948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8371N 4:36.6127W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3723 7950
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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