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The main ditch measured some 25' in width at
the top, and 17' in depth at the SW. [South West] and 15' at
the NW. [North West] and SE [South East] sides while the bottom of the
filled up ditch on the N. [North] side was 9' below the
present surface. The interior measures about
223' by 170' and extended in area to .867 acre.
The inner mound is almost obliterated and the
front one has only an elevation of from 3' to 4'
above the ground level. The entrance which
passed over solid ground was in the centre of
the NE [North East] side and measured 20' in width. In
the E. [East] corner of the main ditch were found
two 'bars' marked a and b on the plan the
first formed of uncut ground about 2' in width
at the top crossing the ditch and rising to a
height of about 4' above the bottom; the second
which crossed the ditch at right angles to
the first and rose 2' higher was constructed
of stone and finished with a stone coping
of large flat undressed pieces. This square
cut pit was at the lowest point and it is
suggested by Mr. James Barbour FS.A. [Fellow of the Society of Antiquarians] Scot. [Scotland] who conducted
and reported on the excavations that it
may have served the purpose of a water cistern.
The mounds are of earth. Thin flat slabs
were found placed on the scarp & counter-

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