NGRef: NX196566
OSMap: LR82
Type:

Roads
Probable Military Road: WNW (9) to Rerigonivm (Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway)
Possible Military Road: ENE (14) to Newton Stewart (Dumfries & Galloway)

The Glenluce Marching Camp

'In the fifth year of campaigning ... he [Agricola] manned with troops that part of the British coast which faces Ireland ...' (Tacitus Agricola XXIV.i-ii)

Despite the absence of any supporting material evidence the Roman temporary marching camp at Glenluce was almost certainly built during the campaigns of governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola sometime around 81AD (see quote above). The fortlet at Gatehouse of Fleet about 28 miles to the east is probably contemporary.

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area
NX196566 1,310 x c.1,310 ft
(400 x c.400 m)
c.40 acres
(c.16 ha)
Discovered on aerial photographs in 1992, this large, squarish camp lies beside the Water of Luce just south of Glenluce village. Two gateways are recorded in the middle of the NW and SW sides.
See: De Vita Julii Agricolae by Cornelius Tacitus, translated by M. Hutton (Harvard, 1970) chap.XXIV, verses.1-2;
Britannia xxv (1993) p.281.
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