Knockfarrel Fort

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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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