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Eildon North Hill
Late Bronze/ Iron Age Fort which survives as earthen ramparts within which are numerous hut platforms. On the summit are the remains of a Roman signal station.
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NT 554 328|
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In the 10th century BC, North Hill was fortified by the local people. The surviving rampart measures almost 1 mile in circumference and can still be seen from the nearby town of Melrose. It is unlikely that the hill was ever permanently occupied and may have served as a ceremonial centre. In the 2nd century AD the Roman army constructed a signal station or shrine on the summit of the hill. The circular ditch which surrounded this building can still be traced on the summit of the hill.