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Oblique aerial view of Ardoch Roman Fort in the snow.

SC 337315

Description Oblique aerial view of Ardoch Roman Fort in the snow.

Date 1984

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 337315

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 91026 CS

Scope and Content Fort at Ardoch, Perth and Kinross This earthwork at Ardoch would have originally been one of the most impressive forts in the Roman Empire. Though the site has been partly excavated the overall building sequence is still uncertain. The best preserved remains are from the latest phase. This is an aerial view of the fort. The rectangular ramparts and ditches which enclose the fort are from its most recent phase of occupation. At least one earlier fort was larger than this. This is represented by a rampart further to the north. The large number of temporary camps in the area suggest that this was an important stop-over on a busy communications route. Excavations found evidence that the cohors I Hispanorum had used the fort. This is now in the Huntarian Museum. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/9) 1984 Photographs

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