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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CARDRONA TOWER (Ruins of) Cardrona Tower in ruins Edward Dickson Cardrona
Mr. Todd Cardrona Mains
013 [Situation] About 17 Chains W. [West] by South from Cardrona.
An old Square building the walls of which are about four feet thick Said to have been erected in the Feudal times as a place of defence It is situated a short distance S.W. [South West] of Cardrona House and was seemingly surrounded by very Strong and substantially built walls the remains of which are at present to be seen
FORT (Remains of) [Cardrona] Roman Camp (Remains of) Edward Dickson Shepherd Cardrona
Andrew Burnet Shepherd Highland Shiel
013 [Situation] About 35 Chains S.W. [South West] from Cardrona.
A large and nearly Circular encampment on a small Hill called the Castle Knowe S.E. [South East] of Cardrona House It was defended by three embankments Composed of loose Stones, on the S [South] & S. [South] East sides, and by two on the North side A great portion of the stones have been taken away for the purpose of building dikes but enough still remain to show that the place was once strongly fortified.
From its general appearance it would be taken to be a British or Hill Fort and not a Roman encampment

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