NGRef: NT4224
OSMap: LR73
Type: Fort, Camp
Possible Military Road: NE (12) to Newstead (Newstead, Borders)
Possible Military Road: SW (17) to Milton (Tassiesholm, Beattock, Dumfries & Galloway)

The Oakwood fort was probably founded during the campaigns of governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola c.80/81AD. The pottery recovered from the site included a piece of Form 18 samian bearing the stamp of Patricius, and other decorated wares amounted to five sherds of Form 29, all of which points to an occupation during the Flavian I period.

There is a temporary marching camp situated just to the north of the Oakwood fort (at NT4225).

See: Historical Map and Guide - Roman Britain by the Ordnance Survey (3rd, 4th & 5th eds., 1956, 1994 & 2001);
The Roman Occupations of Scotland by B.R. Hartley in Britannia iii (1972) pp.1-55.

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Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: OAKWOOD"