This morning, I visited a curious historical site at Camphill, Glasgow which is marked as a “fort” on official plans.

The earthwork consists of a badly eroded earthen rampart measuring internally 95m north-south by 93m slightly to one side of the summit of the hill.

Elevation of the site affords superb views and lends the site to defensive or observational purposes. However, various official excavations have proved inconclusive. Balance of probability is that the site is medieval as opposed to Iron Age. In 1985 a tiny shred of Roman samian ware pottery was found in the eroding bank which may put the date back nearly two millennia. The large rocks found in the centre of the site appear to have been placed there in relatively recent times.

The site appears to have no connection with the 1568 Battle of Langside which took place close by.

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