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Burntisland

No Class (Roman)

Site Name Burntisland

Classification No Class (Roman)

Canmore ID 52856

Site Number NT28NW 76

NGR NT 22 85

NGR Description NT c. 22 85

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Burntisland
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT28NW 76 c. 22 85.

The Old Statistical Account states that the fort on Dunearn Hill (NT28NW 8) is called 'Agricola's camp, or garrison'. This then leads to the suggestion that 'some of the legions were garrisoned during the winter, near the coast'. This is continued by Chalmers Caledonia who suggests that the Roman fleet found a harbour at Burntisland whilst it explored the Forth.

OSA 1792; Chalmers 1887-94.

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