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River Clyde, Dumbuck

Ford (Roman)(Possible), Road (Roman)

Site Name River Clyde, Dumbuck

Classification Ford (Roman)(Possible), Road (Roman)

Canmore ID 43350

Site Number NS47SW 28

NGR NS 425 735

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Erskine
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS47SW 28 425 735.

(Centred NS 425735). The River Clyde at Dumbuck could be forded in Roman times at low tide, and a causeway 7.0 metres wide has been found running north from the Longhaugh Lodge-Old Bishopton track at NS 430 726. It curves through the river-dyke at NS 430 730 and passes as a recognisable mound to the beach. Beyond, it porceeds as a cobbled way on top of a gravelly mound some 11 metres wide leading to the Long Dyke and Longhaugh Light. It is continued as a low mound about 10 metres wide running across Milton Island, NS 425 737, to pass through a field gate just east of the railway bridge at NS 424 741. From there it runs as a low mound 11 metres wide to the main Dumbarton road at NS 423 743. On the south side of the river a possible extension of the causeway towards the Bishopton fort has been sectioned at NS 425 724. North of Dumbuck a road has been traced, with some remains of metalling, as far as NS 461 822.

A S Robertson 1973; N Holt 1974


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