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Chester Crane camp (Ord)

The remains of an earthwork enclosure stand at Canny Shiel. It may be an Iron Age promontory fort but the remains are very substantial when compared to other prehistoric sites in this area. The name Canny Shiel, that is shieling, suggests a medieval association. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2442
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ord


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