Knockfarrel, Ross and Cromarty

Knockfarrel

Knockfarrel (Gaelic, cnoc, hill; faire, watch, or guard)
Ross & Cromarty
2 1/2 miles west of Dingwall
NH 505585

Vitrified Fort

This had substantial ramparts made of stones with a timber frame, enclosing a large area and making good use of the natural defences of the hill-top.. At some time, the timber of the walls was set on fire, creating enough heat to melt the rock. This vitrification can be seen all around the perimeter of the fort.

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    George
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    Knockfarrel Knockfarrel (Gaelic, cnoc, hill; faire, watch, or guard) Ross & Cromarty 2 1/2 miles west of Dingwall NH 505585 Vitrified Fort This ha
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