NT5078 : Chesters hill fort

taken 8 years ago, near to Mungoswells, East Lothian, Great Britain

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Chesters hill fort
Chesters hill fort
The western ramparts, looking south towards the overlooking hill.
Chesters - a fortified Iron Age village
A well preserved hill fort in East Lothian dating from just before the Roman occupation 2000 years ago, now in the care of Historic Scotland. A complex series of ramparts encloses an area of 120 x 50 m, with traces of the foundations of 20-30 mainly circular stone buildings. It has never been excavated, but there are signs of later occupation on the original ramparts, suggesting occupation from the 2nd century AD. It is oddly sited since, although on a hillock, it is overlooked by higher ground. It is easily accessed from the track to Dalvreck Farm, where there is a small car park, from a road leading south to Camptoun from the B1377 near Drem. It is well illustrated by David McAfee’s aerial photo NT5078 : Chester's Hill Fort
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
East Lothian 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5066 7821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6578N 2:47.5537W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5068 7825
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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