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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CUMIN'S CAMP Cummin's Camp
Cummin's Camp
Cumming's Camp
Cumming's Camp
Cummin's Camp
Comyn
Extract from Historical Topographic Account of North Britain, p. [page] 90.
Mr Peter Wright Gamekeeper
Extracts from Statistical Account of Aberdeenshire 1843 - p. [page] 620
Mr George Walker North Mains
Fullarton's Gazeteer, Vol. [Volume] 1, p. [page] 189.
Pictorial History of Scotland
046 Applies to an entrenched encampment situated on the top of Barra Hill, surrounded by a deep ditch, the remains of three walls or stone dykes can still be traced, the entrance to the camp is from the east.
"The most remarkable of the ancient remains in the Parish of Bourtie, is the fortification on Barra Hill, known by the name of Cummings Camp, the fort occupying the flat Summit of the hill Contains fully three acres of ground and is surrounded with three nearly parallel walls of Circumvallation Composed of earth and stone.
Apart from its name the Camp would be considered merely one of those hill forts which by no means rare in Scotland, are pretty numerous in the adjacent Country. Thus we have with such differences merely as arise from the nature of the accessible materials, the forts on Bennachie and the Keirhill in Skene and the Barmekyn in Echt. over
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Parish of Bourtie

CAMP

N.B. This has every appearance of a Native Camp, & is not in any
way similar to the Roman Camps so abundant in the Country: it is
a good deal like the entrenchments on the Caterthuns in Forfarshire,
and is a very entire specimen.
[signed] E.H. Courtney
Captn. R.E. [Captain Royal Engineers]

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