The Castlelaw Hill Fort
The Castlelaw Hill Fort is the remnant of a stronghold of the Iron Age. When it was occupied the site consisted of three earthwork ramparts, ditches and timber palisades. The fort contained a Souterrain for the storage of agricultural produce. V. Gordon Childe undertook excavations at Castlelaw in 1932–33. The work focussed on the rampart, and showed that it consisted of a a clay and timber filling, faced by stone.
The fort is maintained by Historic Scotland.
Access to the site is free but, since the area is an active sheep pasture, dogs should be kept under control.
The site also neighbours an army firing range and so care should be taken not to pass into the area marked by red flags.
- The site as described by Historic Scotland.
- Discovery and Excavation in Scotland (PDF), January 1949, p. 9, doi:10.5284/1000284
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