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KEMP'S SCORE Kemp's Score
Kemp's Score
Kemp's Score
Kemp's Score
Kemp's Score or Cuit
Mr. Thomas Bradshaw
Mr. John Clark
Mr. Hugh Munro
New Statistical Account
Old Statistical Account
134.03 A remarkable fissure in the cliff in the south side of the eminence on which stand the ruins of Castle Campbell. The rock is about eighty feet in height, and the cut or fissure extends from top to bottom, sloping at an angle of about 70º and about six feet wide, each side being perpendicular. Whether it is natural or artificial is not known, but from its regularity the latter is the likeliest.
"There is a remarkable fissure in the front of Castle Campbell called Kemp's Score or Cut. Whether it is a natural or artificial opening is not well ascertained. The general opinion is, that it was a passage cut out of the rock to carry water in the event of a siege, from the rivulet below, but it is more probably the work of some natural convulsion, though it may have been improved by artificial means. It is said there were steps cut in the rock, forming the bottom of the fissure, all the way down to the rivulet. But it is difficult to ascertain the truth of this statement, as it is now completely covered with loose earth several feet in thickness."
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