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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    45931
  • Site type
    ROMAN FORT (ROMAN), QUERN
  • Parish
    CADDER (STRATHKELVIN-LA)
  • Council
    LANARKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NS 7139 7189
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.922839N, 4.059702W
  • Archeological notes
    NS77SW 6 7139 7189 NS 713 718. Roman Fort (Site), Mollins: This fort occupies the W end of a low ridge immediately NE of Mollins farmhouse, some 4 km S of the Antonine Wall. First identified from cropmarks, it measures about 64m by 58m over the rampart (0.4 ha); an annexe, roughly half the size of the main enclosure, protected by a single ditch, adjoins the fort on the W. Excavation (W S Hanson and G S Maxwell 1980) indicated that the site was probably built and deliberately destroyed during the later 1st century AD; it may thus have formed part of the chain of praesidia drawn across the isthmus by the governor Julius Agricola. RCAHMS 1978; 1982; The Scotsman, 10 November 1978 Field under crop when visited; no surface indications. Visited by OS (MJF) 20 June 1980 A geophysical survey confirmed the alignment of the inner ditch, already plotted by aerial survey and subsequent excavation (W S Hanson and G S Maxwell 1980), with an apparent entrance gap on the N side. Other features included a ditch running S from the SW corner of the fort. L J F Keppie 1995.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 45931 (20/7/1978)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 45931 (30/7/1977)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 45931 (30/7/1977)
    Oblique aerial view
  • 45931 (31/7/1979)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (31/7/1979)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (31/7/1979)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (31/7/1979)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (31/7/1979)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (1977)
  • 45931 (18/1/1990)
    Elginhaugh, Mollins and Drumquhassle: Roman forts and adjacent road remains in context. Newscutting from The Scotsman, 18 January 1990. Source: Mr G Maxwell. [Filed under NT36NW 61].
  • 45931 ()
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 45931 (9/10/1978)
    Newscutting Times 9 November 1978
  • 45931 (10/11/1978)
    Newscutting from 'The Scotsman'
  • 45931 (26/10/1978)
    Newscutting Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 353656 ()
    Oblique aerial photograph
  • 353655 ()
    Oblique aerial photograph of Mollins Roman Fort.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 45931 (4/1994)
    Report - geophysical survey for 94/48 M80 motorway extension. Part of a wider evaluation, 1994.
  • 45931 (1978)
    Typescript report relating to excavation at Mollins Roman fort, RCAHMS 1978. Originally numbered LAR/32/1.
  • 45931 (11/1992)
    Report of survey of Central Scotland Water Development Board Loch Lomond Water Supply pipeline route, 9, No.55.1- Balmore to Glenhove. Archaeological Investigations: survey of pipeline route.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Stirlingshire, Sheet XXXIII1859
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Dumbartonshire, Sheet XXV1859
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Lanarkshire, Sheet II1858

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 025.111859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Dumbarton, Sheet 025.111859
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Lanark, Sheet 002.121858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Lanark, Sheet 002.121858