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glasgow archaeological society.

The top o£ the counterscai'p is 7 feet lower than the top of the

scarp. The outer mound, full of stones, falls slightly from the

edge of the counterscarp. This continues for 60 feet; then, with

a quick dip of 5 feet in 20, the natural level is attained.

Between this and section No. 4 (613 yards west of section

No. 3), a cutting has been made in the outer mound showing

it to consist of a brownish earth, full of stones of varying sizes,

but none of them very large.

Bare, Hill.—Section No. 4.

Westward from section No. 3 along the line of the vallum,

the ground is on a slow descent, the lowest point of which, about

234 feet above sea level, is reached in the bed of a small open

drain or watercourse at present (July, 1891) quite dry. Section

No. 4 is about 80 yards west of this, or 613 feet west of section

3. From the stream-bed in question there is a rise to section

No. 4 of about 45 feet—this being the commencement of the

very considerable ascent of Castlehill, which is the second and

higher ridge of Barr Hill. Section 4 is thus between 370 and

380 feet above sea level, and is up about one-third of the ascent

of Castlehill. The vallum is externally quite level with the

adjoining ground, having evidently been purposely so levelled

from agricultural considerations, and the .stone base is 2 feet

9 inches below the present surface. The herbs (their outer faces

being at the normal distance of 14 feet from each other) are of

freestone, that on the south being 14 inches higher in level than

the one on the north side. This is in correspondence with the

lie of the ground, which is here falling heavily northward. The

bottoming is of rough whinstone. A large whinstone block lies

on the top of it, projecting a foot above the level. The berm

is only 15 feet wide, but as the ditch all the way down this hill

bears signs of having fallen in somewhat, this measurement

cannot be taken to represent the original width. The edge of

the berm is on nearly the same level as the surface of the north

kerb. The fosse here has been widened somewhat by a natural

falling in of the scarp for some distance—hence its abnormal

width of 59 feet at this point. It is 13 feet deep, that is, 13 feet

glasgow archaeological society.

The top o£ the counterscai'p is 7 feet lower than the top of the

scarp. The outer mound, full of stones, falls slightly from the

edge of the counterscarp. This continues for 60 feet; then, with

a quick dip of 5 feet in 20, the natural level is attained.

Between this and section No. 4 (613 yards west of section

No. 3), a cutting has been made in the outer mound showing

it to consist of a brownish earth, full of stones of varying sizes,

but none of them very large.

Bare, Hill.—Section No. 4.

Westward from section No. 3 along the line of the vallum,

the ground is on a slow descent, the lowest point of which, about

234 feet above sea level, is reached in the bed of a small open

drain or watercourse at present (July, 1891) quite dry. Section

No. 4 is about 80 yards west of this, or 613 feet west of section

3. From the stream-bed in question there is a rise to section

No. 4 of about 45 feet—this being the commencement of the

very considerable ascent of Castlehill, which is the second and

higher ridge of Barr Hill. Section 4 is thus between 370 and

380 feet above sea level, and is up about one-third of the ascent

of Castlehill. The vallum is externally quite level with the

adjoining ground, having evidently been purposely so levelled

from agricultural considerations, and the .stone base is 2 feet

9 inches below the present surface. The herbs (their outer faces

being at the normal distance of 14 feet from each other) are of

freestone, that on the south being 14 inches higher in level than

the one on the north side. This is in correspondence with the

lie of the ground, which is here falling heavily northward. The

bottoming is of rough whinstone. A large whinstone block lies

on the top of it, projecting a foot above the level. The berm

is only 15 feet wide, but as the ditch all the way down this hill

bears signs of having fallen in somewhat, this measurement

cannot be taken to represent the original width. The edge of

the berm is on nearly the same level as the surface of the north

kerb. The fosse here has been widened somewhat by a natural

falling in of the scarp for some distance—hence its abnormal

width of 59 feet at this point. It is 13 feet deep, that is, 13 feet