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Mollins Roman fort

A Scheduled Monument in Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar, East Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9229 / 55°55'22"N

Longitude: -4.0598 / 4°3'35"W

OS Eastings: 271384

OS Northings: 671897

OS Grid: NS713718

Mapcode National: GBR 16.ZZWK

Mapcode Global: WH4Q3.LDZ8

Entry Name: Mollins Roman fort

Scheduled Date: 21 December 1994

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6136

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Roman: fort

Location: Cadder

County: East Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises the ploughed-down remains of a Roman fort and annex on the S side of the Luggie Water about 150m NE of Mollins

Farm.

The fort measures about 64m E-W by 58m within a ditch 2.3m wide and

0.9m deep. A second ditch defends the S and E sides. On the W side is

an annexe of about half the area of the fort defended by a single

ditch. Excavations in 1977 and 1978 indicated that the fort was built and deliberately destroyed in the later first century AD. The area to

be scheduled includes the fort and annexe, and an area around them within which traces of activity associated with their use may be

found.

The area is irregular in shape and is bounded on the N by the Luggie Water, on the SE by the base of the road embankment and the SW by the field boundary. It measures a maximum of 160m E-W by 140m

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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