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Ardunie

Watch Tower (Roman)

Site Name Ardunie

Classification Watch Tower (Roman)

Alternative Name(s) Gask Ridge

Canmore ID 26019

Site Number NN91NW 3

NGR NN 9469 1876

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Trinity Gask
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN91NW 3 9469 1876

(NN 9469 1876) (OS 6" map, annotated by O G S Crawford, 1 June 1937) Roman Signal station discovered by Crawford in June 1937. The diameter of the platform is 13 yards. The site is marked by a large beech tree growing on the south road-bank (O G S Crawford 1949)

Clearly visible (OS 6"map, annotated by A L F Rivet, 11 July 1959)

A Flavian date is suggested.

O G S Crawford 1949; A L F Rivet 1964.

This signal station is in a dilapidated condition, the ditch only survives 0.4m deep, with no trace of a bank. The causeway is indistinct. Surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (W D J) 25 May 1967.

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