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sub-rectangular area surrounded by a continuous palisade trench in which close-spaced vertical timbers were wedged. A variety of plans is known (Figures 14.7-14.9). At one of the largest of the sites, White Hill, Peebles., two concentric palisades were erected 6.1-15.2 m apart, the inner enclosing an area of 0.7 ha. Hayhope Knowe, Roxburgh. (Figure 14.8), follows much the same arrangement, the only difference being that here the inner palisade was double, while at Castle Hill (Horsburgh), Peebles., both inner and outer palisades were double. These examples were all provided with simple opposed entrances, but others are known with only one entrance. At the thoroughly excavated site of West Brandon, Co. Durham (Figure 14.9), the simple double palisade ended in four large gate-posts in the centre of one side, and at Harehope, Peebles. (Figure 14.8), a single central gate was provided in each of the two periods represented; in the second, however, it was ﬂanked with substantial timber-built towers. Harehope is atypical in another way since the palisades, instead of being set in a rock-cut trench, were bedded in a shallow bank of soil and rubble. The method of construction is not unlike that practised in Late Bronze Age contexts in southern Britain.