NGRef: NX 412 656
OSMap: LR83
Type: Fort, Camp
Roads
Possible Coastal Route: SE (18) to Gatehovse Of Fleet (Dumfries & Galloway)
Possible Military Road: WSW (14) to Glenlvce (Dumfries & Galloway)

It seems likely that some sort of Roman military camp was established here at the lowest crossing point of the River Cree during the fifth campaign season of governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola (c.AD81) in order to facilitate operations in the Rhinns of Galloway, notably the planned build-up of troops for the abortive invasion of Ireland.

See: De Vita Julii Agricolae by Cornelius Tacitus, translated by M. Hutton (Harvard, 1970) chap.XXIV, verses.1-2;
Roman Britain and the Roman Navy by David J.F. Mason (Tempus, Stroud, 2003) figs.34/35 & supporting text.
Link to maps of the area from: StreetMap Old-Maps MultiMap
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: NEWTON STEWART"