Borough Hill is the second largest of the seven hillforts known in Cambridgeshire. The location of the site close to the course of a river is a common characteristic of East Anglian hillforts, although the site is unusual in this context in having more than one line of defences. Borough Hill lies towards the eastern end of a series of defended sites which developed across the chalk uplands of the Chiltern Hills in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age.
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