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Roman Fort (Roman)(Possible)

Site Name Kinneil

Classification Roman Fort (Roman)(Possible)

Canmore ID 48207

Site Number NS98SE 9

NGR NS 9820 8057

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS98SE 9 9820 8057.

A Roman fort would be expected on the Antonine Wall at or near Kinneil House (NS 9820 8057). No surface traces of it now survive, although the 18th century antiquaries Horsley and Maitland refer to the site of a fort. Sir George Macdonald suggested that it may rather have stood on the site of Dean House (NS 9855 8067), on the E side of the Gil Burn (sic - Dean House is published E of Dean Burn), but excavation there in 1960 revealed no sign of a fort, though the Antonine Ditch was found.

A S Robertson 1973; J Horsley 1732; Sir G Macdonald; RCAHMS 1929.

No trace of a fort were seen.

Visited by OS (D S) 24 January 1957.

This hypothesis is probably outmoded in view of a Roman fortlet having been discovered west of Kinneil House in 1978. See NS98SE 15.


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