Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

Burnswark, 'redoubt'

Fort (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Burnswark, 'redoubt'

Classification Fort (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 72883

Site Number NY17NE 2.02

NGR NY 186 787

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

C14 Radiocarbon Dating


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2020.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Hoddom
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY17NE 2.02 186 787

Listed as fort and palisade. Native artifacts recovered by excavation include flint flakes, core and knife, whetstones, saddle and rotary querns, whorl, glass bracelets and pottery. Roman finds include bronze terret-rings, button, ring, brooch and studs, lead plumb-bob, ingot and glandes, pottery, stone ballista-balls, iron arrowheads and sword, coin, glass beads and stud. These are now held in the National Museum of Scotland and Dumfries Museum.

RCAHMS 1997.


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions