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Wandel,Roman fortlet and camp 460m south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5225 / 55°31'21"N

Longitude: -3.6737 / 3°40'25"W

OS Eastings: 294429

OS Northings: 626690

OS Grid: NS944266

Mapcode National: GBR 24SL.F5

Mapcode Global: WH5TC.JGT7

Entry Name: Wandel,Roman fortlet and camp 460m SW of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 1969

Last Amended: 22 February 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2835

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: fortlet

Location: Lamington and Wandel

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


The monument comprises a Roman fortlet, camp and road to the E of the Glasgow to Carlisle railway on the right bank of the River Clyde.

Most of the monument appears as crop-marks on aerial photographs although part of the E side and the SE corner of the camp survive as

low earthworks. The fortlet, which is already scheduled, is

immediately to the E of the Roman road and measures 33.2m NE-SW by

31.4m transversely within a single ditch 1.5m wide and 0.5m deep. It

was partly excavated in 1966. The temporary camp is situated

immediately to the S of the fortlet. Its full dimensions are not

known since only the S and E sides are visible on the aerial photographs. The upstanding remains were investigated in 1970. This showed that the rampart was 2.3m wide and 0.5m high and the ditch was 3.4m wide and 1.1m deep. The Roman road runs to the W of the

cropmarks of the camp.

The area to be scheduled includes the fortlet, the camp, the road and

an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may survive. The area is irregular in shape, bounded by

the field boundary to the W and measures a maximum of 400m NNE-SSW by 300m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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