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Roman Road, Netherby To Bentpath

Roman Road (Roman)(Possible)

Site Name Roman Road, Netherby To Bentpath

Classification Roman Road (Roman)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Esk Valley; Broomholm

Canmore ID 101319

Site Number NY38SE 89

NGR NY 37 80

NGR Description NY c. 37 80 to NY c. 36 84

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Langholm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY38SE 89 c. 37 80 to c. 36 84

No indubitable traces have so far been discovered of the Roman road that is said to have ascended the valley of the River Esk, linking the fort at Netherby, Cumbria (NY 396 716) with that at Broomholm (NY38SE 7) and possibly continuing as far as that at Raeburnfoot (NY29NE 5). Excavation has suggested that the short stretch of track that lies immediately NW of the Broomholm fort, and which was identified as Roman on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map, may in fact date from the 18th century. It may be assumed that the course of the road would here have lain on the left bank of the river.

RCAHMS 1981.

OS 6-inch map, Dumfriesshire, 1st ed. (1862), sheets xlv and lii; I D Margary 1973.

Listed as part of possible Netherby - Broomholm - Raeburnfoot Roman road. See also NY37NE 132, NY37SE 12, NY38NW 68, NY38NE 53 and NY39SW 25. Also listed as part of possible Broomholm - Ewesdale - Ewes Doors Roman road, for which see also NY39NE 29.

RCAHMS 1997.


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