- CHESTERS, a village, in the parish of South-dean, district of Jedburgh, county of Roxburgh, 6 miles (S.) from Jedburgh; containing 82 inhabitants. The village is seated between the Rule and Jedburgh waters, from which it is equidistant; and from its central situation, it contains the church. On the adjacent heights are the ruins of some strong fortifications or camps; their form is circular, and, in general, they are quite distinct, and each is apparently within view of South-dean Law, which, according to tradition, was a place of observation, where fires were lighted on the approach of an enemy.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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