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Outer west W-shaped ditch.

SC 357129

Description Outer west W-shaped ditch.

Date 1949

Catalogue Number SC 357129

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of RX 3539

Scope and Content Fort at Cappuck, Scottish Borders This Roman fort is at Cappuck. It is situated on the E bank of Oxnam Water, and guards the point where Dere Street, the main Roman road from England, crossed the river. The site was occupied several times during the Flavian and Antonine periods. This view of the site was taken during excavation and it shows a section of one of the defensive ditches. The ditch is V-shaped and was up to about 5 m wide. The site was excavated in 1886, then again in 1911 and 1949. An inscribed stone found during the first excavation shows that part of the fort was built by the Twentieth Legion, probably during the Antonine phase. It is now the Royal Museum of Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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