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KIRKMICHAEL [Continued from page 1] "'Guiltreehill, one in Keostan, one in Cassanton, and another in Castle Downans. They are all circular, and are supposed to belong to the early period of the fourteenth century! This must be a mistake for the fourth century, because, whether British or Danish, their era must be much earlier than the fourteenth century. There is every reason to believe, as the Roman road from Galloway to Ayr traverses the course of the Doon at no great distance, that they are British remains of the Roman period. They are about a hundred yards in diameter and with a ditch of nearly fifteen feet wide. Where they have been ploughed up, numerous fragments of pitchers, spears, horns &c. were discovered. From the name of a farm in the immediate vicinity - Dunree, in Gaelic Dun-righ, signifying the King's stronghold - it is inferred that the fort was distinguished by a royal appellative."
Pattersons History of Ayrshire (18[52])
There are no detached portions of this parish within other parishes; nor of other parishes in this

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