Glenmailen

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Alternative Names Ythan Wells
Site Type TEMPORARY CAMP (ROMAN)
Canmore ID 80930
Site Number NJ63NE 2.01
NGR NJ 6551 3818
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish AUCHTERLESS
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District BANFF AND BUCHAN
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc centred NJ 6551 3818
Form Cropmark

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Archaeological Notes

NJ63NE 2.01 centred 6551 3818

(See NJ63NE 2.00)

Aerial reconnaissance has recorded parts of three of the sides of this Roman temporary camp, situated in a field E of Glenmellan. Two of the tituli are clearly visible as cropmarks in the NW and NE sides. About 465m of the NW side, the whole of the NE side (525m), and 420m of the SE side are known, suggesting overall dimensions of at least 525m by 800m within a slightly irregular rectangular shape. The camp is therefore at least 42 hectares (104 acres) in size, based on the transcription of aerial photographs.
Information from RCAHMS (RHM), 21 April 1998.

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