Chesters Hill Fort

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Chesters Hill Fort

Chesters Hill Fort is an Iron Age hill fort in East Lothian. It is to be found one mile south of Drem and a mile and a half east of Ballencrieff Castle. The county town, Haddington, is two and a half miles off. The name "Chesters" comes from the Old English ceaster (ultimately from the 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]