The Chesters faces a range of pressures and the survey was intended to aid its future management. In addition, the survey forms part of an on-going research project into East Lothian’s hillforts and is intended as the first stage of specific project on The Chesters to include more topographic and surveys, geophysical survey and ultimately key-hole excavation.
The Chesters is one of the largest and best preserved hillforts in East Lothian, if not Scotland, with an internal measurement of c 120m east-west by c 50m north-south. It comprises a multivallate hillfort with up to eight banks and ditches. This is the first detailed survey since 1913 and has been carried out as both part of the Rampart Scotland field school and as training for students in topographic survey methodologies.View Report