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South Queensferry, Ferrymuir

Road (Period Unassigned)

Site Name South Queensferry, Ferrymuir

Classification Road (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ferry Muir

Canmore ID 50554

Site Number NT17NW 178

NGR NT 122 777

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Dalmeny
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 178 122 777 to 140 775

Alleged course of Roman Road (Cramond to Antonine Wall).

W Maitland 1757

NT 1275 7763 (centre) An archaeological evaluation was undertaken to confirm the mid-18th-century report of a Roman road located across the N end of the Ferrymuir. Five trenches were excavated by machine across the expected alignment but no trace of the road was discovered. It is suggested that the road may lie along the S edge of the Ferrymuir, along the line followed by a post-medieval coastal road which linked Cramond with Blackness, located at the E end of the Antonine Wall.

Sponsors: City of Edinburgh Council, F R Evans (Leeds) Ltd.

J A Lawson 2000


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