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Brownhart Law

A summit on the line of the Scottish-English border, Brownhart Law rises to 508m (1666 feet) 1½ miles (2.5 km) east southeast of Nether Hindhope and 5½ miles (9 km) east northeast of Carter Bar. Discovered in 1945 during an aerial survey, there was a Roman signal station situated a quarter-mile (0.4 km) northeast of the summit, next to Dere Street. Thought to have comprised a wooden tower, this station allowed the monitoring of movement along this road and provided communication onwards to other signal stations, such as Rubers Law, lying 14 miles (22 km) west northwest. The remains of a sizeable Roman camp lie on the English side of the border, a half-mile (0.8 km) to the south, alongside the site of a Mediaeval village known as Kemylpethe.


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