NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure

taken 13 years ago, near to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Carman Hill-fort: line of inner enclosure
Carman Hill-fort: line of inner 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.

This photo shows part of the boundary of the inner enclosure, in the form of a ridge. This is a view along it in a counter-clockwise direction; the wall leads directly away from the photographer's position at first, but then curves to the left before it can reach the much more recent dry-stone wall.

At the point where the photograph was taken, on the south-western side of the inner enclosure, there is a gap in the wall: note the rounded end of the wall here, and the way in which it slopes down to ground level near the bottom edge of the image; there was a similar feature immediately behind the photographer's position. This gap is thought to be the location of an original entrance to the inner enclosure.

Other pictures of 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

Next topic the annexe:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: northern end of annexe
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: western wall 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

Previous topic the outer enclosure:
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
NS3779 : Carman Hill-fort: line of outer enclosure
Carman Hill-fort

This large hill-fort see LinkExternal link (at Canmore) was identified in 1954 from aerial photographs, and is thought to date from the Early Historic period (Dark Ages). See Link for a Geograph article on the fort. See LinkExternal link for an annotated satellite view, and Link for other antiquities nearby.

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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 3716 7946 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8247N 4:36.6888W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3715 7947
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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