feet less. The fort, sub-oval [i]n form, measur-
ing in diameter 80 feet by 76 feet, has been
surrounded by a single stony rampart, now
at no point more than 18 inches in height and
some 6 to 7 feet in breadth. Sheepfolds now
occupy the interior, and a roadway appears
to have been cut through it.
xvi. N.E. 24 September 1912.

392. Fort, Gardenholm Plantation. - This
fort is situated close to the road, on the south
side of the Gardenholm Plantation, about 2
miles north-north-west of Moffat. It lies within
a blown-down plantation, so that a survey of
it was quite impossible. The 25-inch O.S.
map shows it to be a circular enclosure, with
a diameter of 160 feet, surrounded by a single
xvi. N.E. 13 September 1912.

393. Fort, Camp Knowe, Chapel Hill. - This
fort is situated on a rocky eminence, at an
elevation of 800 feet above sea-level, on the
crest of the Chapel Hill, the watershed
between the Annan and the Evan Water,
which rises steeply on the west from the
bed of the latter and slopes away by more
easy gradients in all other directions. The
hillock rises by a gradual slope from the
northward to an elevation of some 20 feet,
but at its southern extremity offers a steep
rocky slope. The summit, which is very
uneven and shows no signs of having been
levelled, lies with its longest axis north-east
and south-west and measures 163 feet by
111 feet. Except on the north arc, where
the defences have been obliterated, there
runs round the hillock, maintaining a fairly
regular level in its course, a trench some 21
feet in width at the level of the counterscarp,
with a mound to the outside, having, as the
ground falls away, a scarp from 7 to 11 feet
in height.
A hollow leads to the summit from the
north-east, and opposite it the trench ter-
minates. At 45 feet south of its termination
there is an opening through the outer mound
into the trench, and the entrance to the
interior has been either directly up the hollow,
below which there appear indications of
flanking walls, or else by the opening along the
trench and thence into the hollow. On the
face of the hillock, overlooking the section
of the trench between the opening and the
hollow, there lies a mass of stones. There
appears to have been a parapet mound
around the summit. It was noted in 1890
that a break in the rampart towards the Evan
showed carefully-built masonry of small
stones without mortar (Proc. Soc. Ant. Scot.,
1890-91, p. 226).
This fort appears to be very similar in
character to Range Castle Hill fort (No. 290),
[Margin] 98!
which had a similar trench along the base of
the eminence.
xvi. N.W. 18 September 1912.

394. Fort, Coats Hill. - On the south-west
flank of Coats Hill, 600 feet in elevation
above the sea-level and 74 feet below the
summit of the hill, is an oval construction,
lying with its longest axis north and south. It
measures 121 feet by 91 feet and is surrounded
by a broad and very stony rampart, possibly a
wall, some 10 to 12 feet in thickness at base,
with a height of from 2 to 3 feet, except on
the north, where the interior of the enclosure
has been hollowed by excavation, giving the
bank a height of some 5 feet on the interior
and 2 feet to the outside. The entrance,
with an approximate width of 7 feet, has been
from the west and shows on its south side
several large boulders in situ and displaced.
xvi. S.E. 18 September 1912.

395. Mote, Coats Hill. - On the south-west
slope of Coats Hill, At an elevation of about

[Plan inserted]
FIG. 93. - Mote, Coats Hill (No. 395).

600 feet above sea-level, overlooking the valley
of the Evan, which flows by at the base of the
hill on the south-east, is a mote-hill (fig. 93)

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