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and its thickness 8". This cist which is known as "King Shaw's grave" formerly stood
within a large circular cairn traces of which
are still observable around it suggesting a
diameter of about 46'. It is said that the cairn
was demolished in 1828 when 150 cartloads of
stones were removed from it to build the adjacent
march dyke. (See "My Strange Pets," Richard Bell, p. [page] 307)

Fort Shiel Burn
This fort, which is an earthwork, is situated
at the edge of the steep right bank of the Shiel
Burn, flowing by some 30' below, and some 100
yds. [yards] above the road bridge. Its elevation above
sea level is about ? 450 ft. [feet]. In form it is a semi:
:circle with its chord somewhat irregular
in line formed by the edge of the bank, and
measures 240' by 150'.
It is enclosed by a massive rampart rising at
higest [highest] some 7' to 8' on the inner side and
dropping some 5' to a trench in front, now
very shallow but measuring some 30' in width
from crest to crest. The rampart with a flat top some 4'.6" broad, has
been surmounted by a stony parapet
the large stones which have formed the outer margin of its base
being visible on the SE. [South East] arc and
a regularly laid foundation of cobbles being
exposed where a section is broken above the
bank. The entrance has been from the
SW. [South West] and has passed through an opening
in the trench the ends of which have
been closed on either side, In the interior

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