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NW oblique aerial view of Antonine Wall at Croy Hill Roman Fort.

SC 337340

NW oblique aerial view of Antonine Wall at Croy Hill Roman Fort.

Description NW oblique aerial view of Antonine Wall at Croy Hill Roman Fort.

Date 4/3/1997

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 337340

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 86190 CS

Scope and Content Fort on the Antonine Wall at Croy Hill The Antonine Wall stretched from the Clyde in the W to the Forth in the E. The Wall was a linear boundary designed to cut off access to southern Scotland. There were about 17 forts along its length with fortlets and signal posts between. This is an aerial view of the fort. Much of the ditch which surrounds the fort has been cut into rock. This proved too hard to do to the NNE. There is a steep slope to the W, and the ditch follows it round. Excavations in the 19th century uncovered the location of the fort's headquarters building. Also found were inscribed stones showing that a detachment from the Sixth Legion occupied the area for a while. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1660040

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/22) 1997 Photographs

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