Doonhill

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Site Type SETTLEMENT
Canmore ID 63239
Site Number NX44NW 7
NGR NX 4144 4704
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish SORBIE
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District WIGTOWN
Former County WIGTOWNSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NX44NW 7 4144 4704.

(NX 4144 4704) Earthwork (NR)
OS 6" map (1957)

Fort, Doon Hill.
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

An earthwork set just below the highest point of Doon Hill, on a slope facing SW, and much reduced by cultivation. It consists of two earthen ramparts with a medial ditch, measuring some 44m E-W by 34m transversely from centre to centre of the inner rampart. No entrance is visible, but it may have been placed in the NW side, now levelled by the plough. The interior is featureless.
The dimensions and form of the earthwork, together with its situation on sloping ground, place it in a class common in SW Scotland which, despite the lack of internal structures, is probably a settlement.
Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 24 August 1970

 
Books and References

Hunter, F (1994b) 'Dowalton Loch reconsidered', Trans Dumfriesshire Galloway Natur Hist Antiq Soc, 3rd, vol.69 Birrens Centenary Volume
Page(s): 55

RCAHMS (1912) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Fourth report and inventory of monuments and constructions in Galloway, 1, county of Wigtown, Edinburgh
Page(s): 146, No.422 Held at RCAHMS A.1.1.INV(4).R

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