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The base of the wall within the guard chamber was
formed of large flat slabs set on edge so as to form
a smooth face to the interior. The excavation
did not reveal evidence of long occupation. In
the larger compartment of the guard chamber the
discoloured stratum marking the level of occupation
was not deep and in the inner compartment it
was entirely absent. The debris was cleared off
for a width of about 5' right across the
interior, also around the inner wall face
for 18" while one or two additional clearances
were made at likely spots. Near the spot where a
flagstone is indicated on the plan at the WSW. [West South West]
side a considerable amount of dark soil
inmixed with charcoal & a few fragments
of burnt bone lay in the crevices of a rock
and from this was recovered two very small
pieces of dark red pottery; while from near this
spot came a lump of iron weighing [--].

[Opposite page - text inserted] There was also recovered the ? upper stone of a
rotary quern.

In the main passage was found half of a
disc of very coarse pottery perforated in the
centre 4" in diameter & [--] in thickness.
A number of water worn pebbles were unearthed
but none of them showed any signs of use.
Besides the particles of burnt bone & a fragment of a
cockle shell & a small bone of an ox no other food refuse was seen.

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