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Blackcastle Hill,earthwork

A Scheduled Monument in Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.4857 / 55°29'8"N

Longitude: -2.8222 / 2°49'20"W

OS Eastings: 348137

OS Northings: 621626

OS Grid: NT481216

Mapcode National: GBR 85Q0.SC

Mapcode Global: WH7X7.MC9Y

Entry Name: Blackcastle Hill,earthwork

Scheduled Date: 9 October 1961

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2141

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Ashkirk

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Traditional County: Roxburghshire


The site comprises the fragmentary remains of an earthwork which may date to the Iron Age. It consists of a fragment of a curving earth and stone bank with another length of bank along the south east side which has been reduced to no more than a scarp. The gap in the bank may indicate an entrance at this location. The bank is a maximum of 3m wide and 0.7m high and is located at the south west end of the summit of Blackcastle Hill.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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