The Chesters once consisted of a fort and an associated settlement, but much of it has been obliterated by ploughing over the centuries.
Measuring around 60m by 50m, this fort was surrounded by a single rampart and ditch. The rampart is said to have been very strong, and was removed in 1831 along with two or three cists. The fort was apparently split into two compartments, perhaps one for human habitation, and the other for cattle.
Around 55m to the south-west of the fort are the remains of a second earthwork with stone bank which has been interpreted as a settlement.
Alternative names for The Chesters
Where is The Chesters?
The Chesters is in the parish of Cockburnspath and the county of Berwickshire.
Grid reference: NT 80140 67550
Lat / long: 55.900654, -2.3191846
OS Map for The Chesters
Ancient sites near The Chesters
Castles near The Chesters
Pictish stones near The Chesters
Pictish sites near The Chesters
Accommodation near The Chesters
The Craw Inn
Pavilion Lodge, Duns Castle
Bank House, Duns
Groom's Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
Keeper's Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
West Lodge, Wedderburn Castle
Garden Cottage, Wedderburn Castle
Cafés, restaurants & bars near The Chesters
Smeaton Nursery Gardens & Tearoom
Hirsel Cottage Tea Room
Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa
The Courtyard Restaurant, Floors Castle
The Terrace Café, Floors Castle
Ducks at Kilspindie House
Gosford Bothy Farm Shop
George & Abbotsford Hotel