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Cademuir Hill Hillforts
Peebles, Scottish Borders
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date  not known
UK era  Pre-Roman  |  category  Earthwork/Fortifications  |  reference  NT224370
Two hill forts built about 500m apart on Cademuir Hill. The larger is on the main summit and when in use, would have contained more than 30 timber dwellings.
Part of the stone rampart remains, measuring 210m by 120m, with entrance breaks positioned at the north-east and south-west ends of the enclosure.
The smaller fort is built on a lower spur of the hill and is protected by a 70m by 40m stone wall as well as fortified terraces and outer enclosure walls.
To the east, hidden by a long dip in the level ground, sharp boulders are half-buried in a series of staggered lines to provide further defence against an enemy charge.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Cademuir Hill Hillforts