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Two Wooden Towers and a Palisaded Settlement at Lyne Farm, Peeblesshire.
While investigating the series of Roman temporary camp at Lyne Farm, Peeblesshire, I took time to look at a prominent bump in the landscape which had intrigued me for years. This had showed up as a neat circle on air photographs which had been taken by Richard Strathie while we were investigating the large number of 1st century finds that were emerging from flat fields below the Fort at Easter Happrew.
My deduction is that this has to be a Norman settlement with two mottes which may not be contemporary. Without space around the motte to accommodate the followers, a separate settlement with its own post-wall was built for housing them.
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