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Broomholm Knowe

Ditch(S)

Site Name Broomholm Knowe

Classification Ditch(S)

Canmore ID 354462

Site Number NY38SE 265

NGR NY 3784 8164

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

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Field Visit (2016)

NY 3784 8164 Two ditches N of the Roman fort are considered to be developments. One runs W of the N end of the mound, the other is parallel 27m N, and accompanied by a bank on its S side. The N ditch extends 40m W of the modern fence, in a slight curve, where it turns S as a steep scarp. It is this that forms the defensive scarp near the fence on the W side of the fort, usually depicted as the continuation of the S ditch. The S ditch turns S at the fence NY 3786 8158, but forms a second scarp on W, 20m E, passing close to the W edge of the Roman fort. However, a diagonal bank or road camber comes off this corner in a SW direction, crossing the outer scarp. This seems to have been interpreted as the corner on some site plans. With thanks to the Buccleuch Estate for permission to undertake this work.

Tom Welsh

(Source: DES, Volume 17)

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