Port A' Chaistell

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Site Type ENCLOSURE (POSSIBLE)
Canmore ID 15629
Site Number NH98NW 7
NGR NH 9304 8709
Council HIGHLAND
Parish TARBAT
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District ROSS AND CROMARTY
Former County ROSS AND CROMARTY
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH98NW 7 9304 8709.

(NH 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 the 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 the site.
Grant 1822; Name Book 1872; O G S Crawford 1949.

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

 
Books and References

Crawford, O G S (1949) Topography of Roman Scotland north of the Antonine Wall, Cambridge
Page(s): 148 Held at RCAHMS E.10.1.CRA

Grant (1822) 'Memoir concerning the Roman progress in Scotland to the north of the Grampian Hills', Archaeol Scot, vol.2
Page(s): 39-40

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. 30, 5 Held at RCAHMS Ref

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