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Temporary Camp (Roman)

Site Name Glenluce

Classification Temporary Camp (Roman)

Alternative Name(s) Water Of Luce

Canmore ID 79047

Site Number NX15NE 72

NGR NX 19805 56603

NGR Description Centred NX 19805 56603

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Old Luce
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX15NE 72 centred NX 19805 56603

A marching-camp on the left bank of the Water of Luce has been revealed by RCAHMS aerial survey. About 400m of the NW side, 220m of the SE side and all of the SW side, about 400m long, have been recorded. The position of gates in the NW and SW sides suggests a camp with a roughly square plan of 40 acres, facing NW towards the crossing of the Luce.

LJ F Keppie 1993 (RCAHMSAP 1992).


Publication Account (17 December 2011)

First recorded through cropmarks in 1992 by RCAHMS, the camp at Glenluce lies on sloping ground east of the Water of Luce, close to its confluence with the Solway Firth at Luce Sands. It lies immediately north of the Roman road from Glenlochar to Loch Ryan, evidenced by the cropmarkings of quarry pits. The camp is slightly irregular in form, but measures about 465m from northeast to south-west by almost 400m transversely, enclosing 17.9ha (44 acres). An entrance gap protected by a titulus is visible in the south-west side.

R H Jones.


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