The Circular Forts of North Perthshire

W Watson (Author)


Keyword(s):
Forts, Point, Fort, Wall
Period(s):
Thirteenth Century, Sixteenth Century

Abstract


The group comprises a minimum of twenty five forts in an area measuring forty by fourteen miles. An illustrated gazetteer is presented. The structures resemble the brochs in respect of thickness of wall, and in possessing only one entrance. They differ from the brochs in possessing a much larger diameter. Whether they contained chambers is a point that can be settled only by excavation. Every single fort, or combination of forts, is placed with reference to a pass. The forts were meant to\r\nguard the passes.

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Published
30-11-1913
How to Cite
Watson, W. (1913). The Circular Forts of North Perthshire. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 47, 30-60. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/7285
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