Region : Borders Home
District : Roxburgh Map
Town or village : Dodburn List
Grid Reference : NT 470 062 Glossary
Period : 2nd millennium BC Bibliography
Burgh Hill

Burgh Hill image

This egg-shaped setting of 25 stones, low on the ground, is on a natural shelf at 306m above the sea near the summit of Burgh Hill (Borders). Thirteen stones are still standing in a ring measuring 16.5m x 13.4m.
The highest stone, now fallen, was 1.5m tall. The other slabs range in height from a few centimetres up to 0.8m. The elliptical design of the site could have been for an astronomical purpose.
It is recorded that before 1873 the ring was "well explored, but yielded nothing of a sepulchral nature".