List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
FORT (Remains of) [Blyth Bank Hill] Rings
James Sanderson Blyth Bank
Simon Ritchie Blyth
William Milne Scotstoun Rig
008 [Situation] On the Summit of Blyth Bank Hill

This name applies to the remains of a Small fortified position on the top of Blyth Bank Hill It was surrounded by three circular hanks, the remains of which still exist, and somewhat resembles the ancient Hill Forts There are several similar Rings in the neighborhood which Mr. S. Ritchie and others Say were constructed as places of security for Cattle, Sheep etc to prevent them being stolen during the lawless times of the Border Raids

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[Note] -- The objects called Rings in Peebleshire are apparently
British hill forts. See Chalmer's Caledonia vol. [volume] 2 page 908
Although the country people speak of them as being constructed
for the security of cattle in the feudal times or during the border
excursions. It is probable they may have been used for the
latter purpose in times long after their construction, But
the proper designation to be written on plan is Fort as has
been done hitherto Rings being only a provincial designation
peculiar to Peebleshire.

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