Chesters Hill Fort

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For the Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall, see Cilurnum.

Chesters Hill Fort is an Iron Age hill fort in East Lothian, Scotland. It lies one mile south of Drem, 1.5 miles east of Ballencrieff Castle, 2.5 miles north of Haddington, and 2 miles west of Athelstaneford. The name "Chesters" comes from Latin castra, a fortified place.

This fortified village with its system of ramparts and ditches around a settlement of about twenty roundhouses is in the care of Historic Scotland, who describe it as "one of the best-preserved examples in Scotland of an Iron age fort".[1]

The hillfort was subject to a detailed programme of survey by Rampart Scotland.[2]

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  1. ^ "Historic Scotland - Chesters Hill Fort". Retrieved 2014-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Rampart Scotland - Publications". Retrieved 2014-11-23. 

Coordinates: 55°59′36.89″N 2°47′26.21″W / 55.9935806°N 2.7906139°W / 55.9935806; -2.7906139