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Gask House, Roman signal station and temporary camp 500m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Almond and Earn, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3534 / 56°21'12"N

Longitude: -3.6357 / 3°38'8"W

OS Eastings: 299020

OS Northings: 719100

OS Grid: NN990191

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.3R60

Mapcode Global: WH5PB.4K0R

Entry Name: Gask House, Roman signal station and temporary camp 500m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 2 July 1936

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1604

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: signal station

Location: Findo Gask

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Almond and Earn

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a Roman signal station and adjacent temporary camp. The former survives as an earthwork and ditch while the latter is represented partially by upstanding bank and ditch and partially by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs. The signal station is already partly scheduled, but this proposal extends the protected area around the signal station and includes the camp for the first time.

The monument lies in woodland on the Gask Ridge at around 110m OD. The signal station forms part of a chain of similar monuments along the ridge. Its central platform, surrounded by a circular bank and ditch, would originally have held a timber tower. Adjacent to the S are the remains of a temporary camp which would have been constructed by the Roman army during a military campaign or during the emplacement of the Gask Ridge frontier system. The camp is roughly square with sides some 150m long.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the signal station and camp and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 190m ENE-WSW by 220m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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