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Black Meldon
Boundary of the hill fort, Black Meldon (geograph 5860874).jpg
Remains of the boundary wall of the fort
Location Near Lyne, Scotland
Altitude 407 m (1,335 ft)
Type Hillfort
History
Periods Iron Age
Reference no. SM2703

Black Meldon is a prehistoric site, a hillfort near the village of Lyne and about 4 miles (6 km) west of Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. It is a Scheduled Monument.

The hillfort on the neighbouring hill White Meldon is about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east, on the other side of Meldon Burn.

Description

The hill has elevation 407 metres (1,335 ft). There is a gentle slope from the summit on the west side, steeper on other sides. The roughly oval fort on the summit is 73 metres (240 ft) north–south and 40 metres (130 ft) west–east, defined by a boundary wall, which is now a band of debris about 3 metres (10 ft) wide. On the north, west and south sides there is the debris of an outer wall.

Within the fort, at least three house-platforms have been detected.

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