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Date 1982

Event ID 1145904

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Note

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1145904

Wilderness Plantation, Enclosures NS 592 719, 595 720, 600 721 NS57SW NS67SW

In the sector of the Antonine Wall N of Wilderness Plantation three sub-rectangular enclosures abutting the S face of the Rampart have been identified from cropmarks. The eastermost, situated 260m E of the Wilderness Plantation fortlet (NS57SE 11), has been destroyed; the other two lie 285m and 580m respectively W of the fortlet. They appear to have been almost identical in size, and excavation of the central one shows that it measured about 6m square within a bank with external ditch, and belonged to the primary phase of the Wall. Its purpose is uncertain, but it is unlikely to have been a turret or beacon-stance.

RCAHMS 1982

(RCAHMS 1978, pp. 113, 159, No. 247; DES, 1980, 82.)

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