Arbory Hill

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Arbory Hill, a conical hill in the SW angle of Lamington parish, S Lanarkshire, on the right bank of the Clyde, 1 mile below the mouth of Glengonnar Water. It rises to a height of 1406 feet above sea-level, and is crowned by extensive rude relics of an ancient Caledonian work. First are a wide fosse and a rampart; next, about 18 feet farther up, are another fosse and a large earthwork; next, about 48 feet still farther up, is a circle of stones upwards of 20 feet thick and about 4 high; and, finally, is an enclosed or summit space about 132 feet in diameter.

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