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Cornhill,Roman camp north of

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6054 / 55°36'19"N

Longitude: -3.5545 / 3°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 302163

OS Northings: 635742

OS Grid: NT021357

Mapcode National: GBR 33MM.8F

Mapcode Global: WH5T1.CCMN

Entry Name: Cornhill,Roman camp N of

Scheduled Date: 27 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5278

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: camp

Location: Culter

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument consists of the ploughed-down remains of a Roman temporary camp situated on the right bank of the River Clyde.

The two-period camp measured at its maximum size about 470m NE-SW by about 370m transversely. The smaller camp, on the same orientation, had its SE side 70m inside the larger camp.

The area to be scheduled includes most of the camps and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use will be found. It is irregular in shape, excludes the public road and Cornhill steading, and measures a maximum of 530m NE-SW by 440m transversely, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a temporary camp which has the potential, through excavation, to enhance our understanding of Roman military presence in Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the site as NT03NW 37.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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