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Drumlanrig Roman fort

This Roman fort is situated on the banks of the Nith where it controls the river-crossing. Aerial survey has revealed the parch-marks of at least five ditches on the north-west and north-east sides; there is evidence also of an annexe or out-work on the north-east.
The Roman fort is located about 350m SE of Drumlanrig Castle on the right bank of the Nith.

A programme of archaeological recording and evaluation was undertaken in June 2004 for Channel 4's Time Team on land at Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill.
Aerial photographs taken during the hot summer of 1984 provided some spectacular results, including a series of cropmarks that suggested the presence of a previously unknown Roman fort. These cropmarks had never been archaeologically investigated. Geophysical survey and limited excavation were undertaken in order to establish the nature and extent of the archaeological remains, as well as to provide an assessment of their degree of preservation.

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