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OS1/10/24/1

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HODDOM [parish] 051; 057

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"two extremities below. Near the middle of the hill there is another of the circular kind and all around the edge or summit traces of Something like the foundations of a briastwork may be perceived, but this, as well as the lines of Circumvallation and smaller Posts below - appear to have been prior to the Camps and larger Posts and possibly might even have existed before the arrival of the Romans
The remains of these incampments" says the Old Statistical [Stat] Accounts [Acct] are still exceedingly distinct. It seems highly probably that they were at first formed by the Romans besieging a body of the Ancient Britons who had occupied the Summit of the hill. The Ramparts of the large Roman Camps on the sides facing the hill are of the Strongest Construction measuring about 10 feet wide and 9 feet high with a deep trench in front. - the Roman Road as also noticed by General [Genl] Roy may still be traced at a short distance South of Birrenewark Hill.-
The present Parish comprehends those of Hoddom, Luce and Ecclefechan which were united in 1609 - the respective Sites of the original Churches of which have been shewn - That of Elclefechan was dedicated to St Fechan, an Abbot who is said to have flourished during 12th Century. The Site of an Ancient Stronghold Hoddom Castle which belonged to the Bruce family is shewn on East bank of the Annan, [the prese - crossed out] whereon are situate the buildings of Hallguards.

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