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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    45160
  • Site type
    TEMPORARY CAMP (ROMAN)
  • Parish
    KIRKINTILLOCH (STRATHKELVIN)
  • Council
    DUNBARTONSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 69812 75440
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.954289N, 4.086649W
  • Archeological notes
    NS67NE 11 69812 75440 NS 697 754. A Roman temporary camp at Twechar is visible on air photographs. RCAHMS 1977; Visible on RCAHMS air photographs DB 894-6. NS 6980 7544. This rectilinear single ditch cropmark lies astride the brow of an east-west ridge of high ground. The RCAHMS air photographs indicate the east side, which is approximately 142.0m. long, and the fragmentary traces of the north and south sides all of which are visible in standing crop. The remainder of the work is overlaid by a housing estate. The area is regularly under plough and there is nothing traceable on the ground. Surveyed at 1:2500 Visited by OS (M J F) 23 June 1980. This temporary camp, identified from cropmarks, is probably one of the labour camps intended to accommodate a legionary detachment building the Antonine Wall; it straddles a ridge 250m S of the Wall, immediately NE of Twechar R C church. The SE side, about 145 m in length, and some 105m of the adjacent sides have so far been recognised, but the remainder of the camp lies beneath Twechar village. The total area enclosed is unlikely to have exceeded 2.3 ha. RCAHMS 1978.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 45160 (1992)
    Report of Archaeological Assessment of Kelvin Valley Sewer

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 45160 (31/7/1979)
    Aerial photograph.
  • 45160 (31/7/1979)
    Aerial photograph.
  • 45160 (1977)
  • 45160 (1977)
  • 45160 (1977)
  • 45160 (1981)
  • 45160 (1981)
  • 45160 (1979)

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Stirlingshire, Sheet XXVIII1859
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Dumbartonshire, Sheet XXV1859

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Stirling, Sheet 028.151859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Stirling, Sheet 028.151859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 025.021859