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Brown Caterthun

Brown Caterthun image

The hillfort comprises six lines of defences (more easily seen from the air).
The innermost fortification was a massive stone wall with a single entrance to the north. It measures 60m x 80m. The other five ramparts, broken by an unusually large number of entrances, enclose a total internal area of about 330m x 300m.
The name 'Brown' refers to its heather-covered ramparts. At the other side of the valley there is a twin, although later, hillfort called White Caterthun.
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