MHG8496 - Square Fortification, Port A Chaistel

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Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY CAMP (CULTURE 79; CULTURE 215; , Roman - 79 AD to 215 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH98NW 7 9304 8709.
Roman camp (R) (Site of) OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)

The Rev Grant, minister of Boharn (1822) described, near Port a' Chaistell, "a beautiful square fortification of about 100 paces of a side," considered by Crawford (1949) to be probably that indicated on OS 6" map, as site of a Roman Camp. It had apparently been defaced by 1872 (ONB 1872) during land reclamation, but Crawford thinks there may be some traces of it still visible. He had not, however, visited site.
Grant 1822; Name Book 1872; O G S Crawford 1949.

No trace. Visited by OS (A A) 19 September 1972.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 30, 5 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3362.


Grant, 1822, 'Memoir concerning the Roman progress in Scotland to the north of the Grampian Hills', Archaeol Scot Vol. 2 1822, p.31-42, 39-40 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1110.


Crawford, O G S, 1949, Topography of Roman Scotland north of the Antonine Wall, 148 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2078.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 9303 8709 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH98NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish TARBAT

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