Broomhillbank Hill

A summit on the eastern side of Annandale in Dumfries and Galloway, Broomhillbank Hill rises to 266m (872 feet) 1¼ miles (2 km) east of Dinwoodie. There are two hill-forts here, both Scheduled Ancient Monuments; one on the summit, the other a quarter-mile (0.4 km) to the southwest of the first. The first includes a double rampart of earth and stone with a ditch between, enclosing an area of around 50m (164 feet) in diameter. The second comprises the remains of two concentric palisaded enclosures comprising ramparts and ditches, with the rampart now not more than 0.7m (2¼ feet) in height. An enclosure on the southeastern slopes of the hill is referred to on First Edition Ordnance Survey maps as Dinwoodie Grave Yard that once included a chapel known to have existed in the 16th C. but which was said to have belonged to the Knights Templar.

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