NGRef: NX8697
OSMap: LR78
Type: Fortlet, Camp

Roads
None identified

The Suspected Fortlet or Small Fort

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area
NX8697 170 x 150 ft
(52 x 46 m)
½-acre
(0.24 ha)

This rectangular enclosure has a substantial double-ditch system measuring 170 x 150 feet (52 x 46 m) across the inner defences with the ditches lying 35 feet apart (10.6m), the area enclosed being just over ½-acre (0.24 ha). The enclosure has acute corner angles, which is unusual for this type of installation, with a single entrance on the NE. It has been tentatively identified as a small Roman fort or fortlet. The Carronbridge marching camp lies only 50 feet (15.2m) away.

The Temporary Marching Camp

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area Description
NX8697 260 x 230 ft
(79 x 70 m)
1¼ acres
(0.55 ha)
This camp is known from three remaining sides which each contain a gateway with titulus outwork. Adjoining this camp and overlapping it's defences is another enclosure, about one-third of it's size.

There are other camps in the area, at Drumlanrig in the NW, and at Waterside Mains in the SW.

See: Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.59.
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