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Oblique aerial view of the headquarters building of Bar Hill Roman Fort during excavation

SC 352668

Description Oblique aerial view of the headquarters building of Bar Hill Roman Fort during excavation

Date 1981

Catalogue Number SC 352668

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DB 1431

Scope and Content Fort at Bar Hill, East Dunbartonshire This Roman fort is built on top of Bar Hill, just E of Twechar. The site offers views to the Kelvin to the N, and E and W to several other forts along the Antonine Wall. Beneath the fort were the remains of an earlier enclosure, possibly also Roman. This is an aerial view of the site showing the remains of the principia or headquarters building. This measured 25.5 m by 23.5 m and was built from sandstone blocks. The walls were 0.8 m thick. A well can be seen in the top left (N) corner. Bar Hill is an Antonine Wall fort, but is unusual in that it stands several metres to the S of the Wall and does not physically link to the barrier. The fort was excavated by Sir George Macdonald in 1902 and 1905, with further work done in 1978 to 1982. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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