Glasgow Archaeological Society [Hrsg.]
The Antonine Wall report: being an account of excavations, etc., made under the direction of the Glasgow Archæological Society during 1890 - 93 — Glasgow, 1899

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THE antonine wall report.


angle of the face of the cliff, which juts out somewhat, the ditch
is greatly filled up and ceases for the time to be prominent.
Continuing westward round the base of the cliff, the ditch varies
in width from 24 to 35, 30, 36, and 30 feet at consecutive
intervals. Many large rough blocks lie in the bottom, on the
counterscarp and down the slope of the outer mound. One,
5 feet by 21 by 1J, lies in the middle of the ditch.

The outer mound, while immediately under the cliff, had been
narrow with a curved crown—rising direct from the ditch,
turning quickly over and rapidly descending—but as the ditch
begins to get out of the lee of the height, the mound swells as the
ditch widens and deepens. It is fully 40 feet wide near the
foot of the western slope of the hill, where the vallum and the
fosse are ajjproximately on the same level. The natural slope
here is not very great, so that the mound, well levelled out, falls
about 7 feet in the 40 feet over which it extends from the fosse.

The view from the ridge on which section Croy No. 8
stands, embraces an extensive outlook eastward similar to
that described at Croy No. 6. Right in front (over a slightly
lower ridge running along the contour line of 400 feet above sea
level) one sees down into the valley of which the canal avails
itself. Kilsyth is behind it, with the Kilsyth Hills beyond.
The site of the camp at Barr Hill (or Castlehill) is also visible.

Starting a few yards (44 feet) beyond this section, a rapid
descent begins, which reaches its lowest point in rather less than
100 yards.

Croy.—Section No. 9.

[ Valhom greatly worn down. Search-hole for kerbs only
made here.]

About 300 feet west of section 8, when the bottom of the quick
descent is reached—the foot of the second ridge of Croy Hill—
another road comes across the hill from the southward, and joins
the military way nearly at right angles, the military way proper
running closely behind the vallum from east to west. West of
this junction about 166 feet, section Croy No. 9 sits on the
upward slope of the eastmost shoulder of the third ridge of
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