List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Site of CAMP or Intrenchments [Camp Hill] Site of Camp or Intrenchments
Site of Camp or Intrenchments
Site of Camp or Intrenchments
John Cairncross Old Monifieth Road
William Petrie - Mason King Street
George Archer Queen Street
054 [Situation] On the southern side of Camp Hill
This place is pointed as the site of a Camp or Intrenchments. John Cairncross an old man whose father occupied the farm for many years and who was born and brought up there himself pointed out the site and states that he remembers when several circular or semicircular mounds and trenches were very distinct & remembers during his younger days when some antiqarian gentlemen came to visit the place that they decided that it was the place where the besiegers of the Castle & of the fort on Fort Hill must have Intrenched themselves. The spot is quit hollow even at present and naturally surrounded by a rampartlike ridge of ground so that those Intrenched could not be exposed to the fire from either the Castle or Fort Hill. The ground is all sand. A great deal of human bones and great numbers of Cannon balls were found or dug up from time to time around the place. The above statement was corroborated by George Archer and William Petrie, mason.

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Parish of Monifieth -- Sheet 54-8 Trace 2

See extract from Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] in connection
with site of Fort on Fort Hill - page 64

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