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LINTON (Parish) Linton (Parish) Continued The whole of the district abounds with Memorials of ancient warfare- From its contiguity to the Fortresses of Wark & Roxburgh, it must occasionally have been the scene of the more important struggles between the two Kingdoms- Accordingly on the Summits of the Small hills, there were- until levelled by the plough- the remains of Circular encampments; and from the Surface of the ground arise Several Small Tumuli, which, when excavated, are found to contain human bones enclosed in circular earthen urns, of various dimensions- Some of these are obviously of Roman Construction- In one place, these Tumuli were so numerous as almost to resemble a burying-ground, or at least, they render it probable that the ground which they occupy had been once a field of battle. These Tumuli, or at least what has been left of them by the plough & Modern improvements have been inserted on Sheets 16.3 & 16.7- that referred to like a Burying-ground is shewn on 16.7

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Parish of Linton
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[Signed] W Beatty

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