Norman's Law

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Canmore ID 31814
Site Number NO32SW 22
NGR NO 3053 2019
Council FIFE
Former Region FIFE
Former District NORTH EAST FIFE
Former County FIFE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NO32SW 22.00 3053 2019

(NO 3053 2019) Norman's Law (NAT)
Fort (NR)
OS 6" map (1959).

NO32SW 22.01 NO 305 201 Jet Armlet

This fort reveals a sequence of different structures, some well preserved. The earliest are a heavy stone wall encircling the summit of the hill, c.700' by 250' and a wall which takes in all the SW foot of the hill to enclose an area which measures 1000' NE-SW by 550' transversely, including that already described but it is not known which is the earlier of the two. The contours of the hill suggest the former is more likely, but there is no real evidence either way.
The latest structure in the citadel or defensive enclosure occupying the summit, measuring 170' by 100' within a 12' thick wall which may be contemporary with the numbers of hut circles within and overlying the fort walls locally associated with late Roman times.
RCAHMS 1933; RCAHMS TS 1954; R W Feachem 1963; R W Feachem 1966.

A fort and settlement. generally as described. The majority of the internal features shown on the RCAHMS plan of 1954 are still identifiable, and additional huts and walls have been located.
Surveyed at 1/2500.
Visited by OS (JLD) 31 October 1956 and (JP) 29 June 1970.
Figs (RCAHMS Inv) : Plan.

17 June 1954

Project Marginal Land Survey

Notes This site was included within the RCAHMS Marginal Land Survey (1950-1962), an unpublished rescue project. Site descriptions, organised by county, are available to view online - see the searchable PDF in 'Digital Items'. These vary from short notes, to lengthy and full descriptions. Contemporary plane-table surveys and inked drawings, where available, can be viewed online in most cases - see 'Digital Images'. The original typecripts, notebooks and drawings can also be viewed in the RCAHMS search room.

Information from RCAHMS (GFG) 19 July 2013.

Further details

Books and References

Coutts, H (1970) Ancient monuments of Tayside, Dundee
Page(s): 36 Held at RCAHMS D.13.11.COU

Feachem, R (1963b) A guide to prehistoric Scotland, London
Page(s): 125 Held at RCAHMS E.2.FEA

Feachem, R W (1966) 'The hill-forts of northern Britain', in Rivet, A L F The iron age in northern Britain Edinburgh
Page(s): 82-4 Held at RCAHMS E.9.RIV

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