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Ewes Doors

A small pass on the boundary between the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, Ewes Doors connects the head of the Eweslees Burn with the upper reaches of the Wrangway Burn, between Pikethaw Hill and Ewenshope Fell. The pass reaches 340m (1115 feet) above sea level a mile (1.8 km) northwest of Eweslees on the A7 trunk road. A circular earthwork enclosure occupies a knoll overlooking the pass, and three linear earthworks crossing the pass would appear to be defensive but a supposed Roman watch-tower here seems unlikely given its poor visibility of the surrounding area. A supposed Roman road running through the pass, evidenced only by the presence of the watch-tower, seems even more unlikely.


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