List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FORT [Knock Jargon] Site of a Fort
Site of a Fort
Site of a Fort
Alexander Ritchie
Hugh Motion
John Crawford
011 This feature, situated on Knock
Jargon is supposed to be the remains
of an ancient fortification or Camp.
There are two openings on the south
side, Though tradition has
preserved no information con-
cerning the persons who designed
it. Comparing it with others
similarly constructed in various
parts of the country it is
probable that this construction
intended as it may have been
is of Danish origin.

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Sheet 011.5. Trace 6 Ph. [Parish] of Ardrossan -- Co. [County] Ayr

From its form many Believe this to have been
a Danish strength; but the same reason would
also assign it to the old Britons; and we are the more
inclined to attribute it to them, because of the par-
allelogram which tops an adjacent eminence. see page 41.
Paterson's Hist. [History] of Ayr
"On Knock-georgian are still distinctly
"to be seen the remains of an ancient Camp
"or fortification, particularly the ramparts
"and gateways. From its circular form it is
"generally supposed to be Danish"
New Stat [Statistical] Acct [ Account]
"About 3 miles to the north of Saltcoats is Knockjirgan, or Knockjerigan,
"a hill, in ancient times a Roman Beacon post. A double line of
"fortification is still visible round the summit of the hill, which possesses a most commanding view
"of the entrance to the Frith of Clyde, and of the country in every direction. The line of beacon hills
"were Knockjirgan, Loudon Hill, Caldwell Law, Campsie Fells, and Stirling Castle."
Itinerary of Scotland
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