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Gatehouse Of Fleet

Fortlet (Roman)

Site Name Gatehouse Of Fleet

Classification Fortlet (Roman)

Canmore ID 63631

Site Number NX55NE 10

NGR NX 59550 57373

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Girthon
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX55NE 10 5954 5737

(NX 5954 5737) Roman Fort (R) (Site of)

OS 6" map (1957)

Excavation at this site confirms that the remains are of a Roman fortlet, which measured 190' by 165' over the ramparts, defended by two widely-spaced ditches and a 12' wide turf and clay rampart. There was a trench in the space between the two ditches, probably for an entanglement. There was a gate in the centre of both the long sides, where three large post-holes on either side of the entrance passage, presumably supporting planking which held back the ends of the rampart, also possibly carried a guard chamber above the gateway, as none was found at ground level. In the northern half, there was a probable timber barracks, 83' by 24', which together with the corresponding building at the S end of the central street, would provide quarters for one century. Behind the N barrack block was a small grain store, a scatter of carbonised wheat being found on its floor. An oven, of normal military type, just inside the W rampart included fragments of 7 quern stones in its structure. The few pieces of pottery recovered all point to a single Flavian occupation.

J K St Joseph 1960; J K St Joseph 1961.

No extant remains.

Site surveyed at 1/2500 from St Joseph AP and ground inspection.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 7 July 1970

Photographed by the RCAHMS in 1978.

(Four bun-shaped querns from the foundations of an oven).

E J MacKie 1971.

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Aerial Photographic Transcription (11 October 1994 - 28 October 1994)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.

Aerial Photographic Transcription (11 October 1994 - 28 October 1994)

An aerial transcription was produced from oblique aerial photographs. Information from Historic Environment Scotland (BM) 31 March 2017.

Aerial Photographic Transcription (1 March 2012)

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