Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Cairnton

Cairnton, an estate, annexed to the estate of Leys, in Banchory-Ternan parish, Kincardineshire. An ancient Camp is on it, near a steep bank of the river Dee; commands a pass, traversed by the present public road, between the heights of Inchmarlo and the Dee; has two earthen ramparts, each 300 yards long, from 10 to 15 yards high, and 16 broad; and is thought, by some writers, to have been constructed by the Romans.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an estate"   (ADL Feature Type: "land parcels")
Administrative units: Banchory Ternan ScoP       Kincardineshire ScoCnty

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