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some 28' in diameter. On the E. [East] there is a
break of some ?20 in the continuity of the ditch
which contains the large enclosure at the
base of the hillock, and immediately in rear of
it is a well. As the scarp of the mound to the
outside of the trench is carried across the
break it has not probably been an entrance
but the ground has possibly been left unexcavated
on account of the well. [Opposite page - text inserted] The entrance to this enclosure has evidently been
to the S. [South] of the WSW. [West South West] entrance where an unexcavated
space is left between the base of the inner rampart
and the commencement of
the trench which
surrounds it. From the NE. [North East] where
the outer defences turn on the crest of the
ridge a broad trench some 3' in depth passes
down the hillside to the head of ravine in
which flows a rivulet.
In many of its features this fort resembles
that on Bonchester Hill. There is the same
employment of earthwork and walling, the
same enclosure at the base of the eminence
and much similarity in the situations and
natural characteristics of both hills.

"Fort" No. 20.
On the S. [South] side of the ravine into which the trench
opens which runs down from Castle O'er fort
and on the E. [East] side of an old track is a small
foursided enclosure roughly a square of
50 ft. [feet] surrounded by a bank of stone and
turf some 5' broad and from 1' to 18" high.
It is marked on the O.S. [Ordnance Survey] but has probably been merely a pen.

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