Kirkton Hill

A teardrop-shaped summit in the Scottish Borders, Kirkton Hill rises to 275m (902 feet) a mile (1.6 km) south southwest of the little settlement of Kirkton and 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of Hawick. Its shape has been formed by an ancient ice-sheet that moved from northeast to southwest. At its summit, which lies at the southwestern end, is a hill-fort overlain by a late Iron Age settlement. The hill-fort is approximately circular, c. 50m (165 feet) in diameter, defended by ramparts and ditches. The settlement comprises the remains of at least thirteen roundhouses within an enclosure.

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