Caledonia; Or, a Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain, from the Most Ancient to the Present Times; With a Dictionary of Places, Chorographical and Philological Volume 5

Caledonia; Or, a Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain, from the Most Ancient to the Present Times; With a Dictionary of Places, Chorographical and Philological Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...The country in the neighbourhood of Caerbantorigum, and indeed the whole frontier of the Selgovaa along the east side of the Deva, are full of British strengths, among which the Romans appear to have placed several garrisons, for the obvious purpose of overawing those whom they could not easily subdue In various other parts of the Selgovae country, on the east of the Dee, there exist the remains of the hill-forts of the British people. In Crossmichael parish, the most remarkable is that on the hill of (v) Drum-mawr in the British language, and Drum-more in the Irish, mean the great ridge. The hill is in fact superior in size and height to the smaller eminences in its vicinity. See Ainslie's Map of the Stewartry for the site of this frontier fort of the Selgovzn, which is supposed to be the Carbantium of Ravennas. This was in situation, size, and strength, one of the most important British fortresses in this country. In the neighbourhood of it, on the lands of Balmae, there was dug up, by two ditchers not many years ago, a straight plate of gold. It was sold for about 20 sterling. Stat. Account, xi. 24. (I0) About a mile and a half east north east from Drummore Castle, there are the remains of a British fort, on the height near Milton, which, like other British forts, is of a circular form; and eastward from this a mile, there is a larger British fort of an oval form on the hill of Balig. At no great distance there is another British fort, on an eminence between Mid Park and Fore Park. There are two other small British hill-forts in the same vicinity, near the old church of Galtway. On the hill above Castle Cravie, there are the remains of a strong British fort of an oval form, which is surrounded by a double rampart and fosse....show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796098
  • 9781236796097