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"On the barony of Drem are the remains of a Pictish town situated on the top of a low hill
of a Conical form which is almost level on the summit and which contains about two acres
of land. The houses, the foundations of which are still obvious had been built round the sides of the summit
n regular rows and the greater part in a conical form. In the centre are the foundations
of oblong houses of larger dimensions. The conical houses are generally 12 feet in diameter within
the walls. The town had been strongly fortified, - first by a deep circumvalation and higher up
the sides of the hill by three ramparts quite perpendicular: from the top of the one rampart
to the bottom of the higher there is a level space of 18 feet from whence the inhabitants could
defend themselves with great advantage from their assailants. On the west side of the hill
looking towards Edinburgh are three deep trenches in succession, before coming to the first circumvalation.
These outworks appear to have been raised on account of a small Roman station in that direction
about half a mile from the Pictish town, for several Roman implements have been found there and
two years ago a large urn of superior workmanship containing calcined bones was found in the same spot.
The name of the farm-stead is commonly called Captain-Head which is evidently a corruption for
Camptown Head. The urn is in the possession of Mr David Skirving farmer of Camptown Head. They
belong to the Earl of Hopeton." Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] of Haddington Page 50.

"The only antiquities in this parish are the vestiges of a camp or perhaps of a Pictish town concerning which
there is no tradition and history is silent." Fullartons Gazetteer of Scotland.

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