Balmuildy Fort

Entering Balmuildy Wood by Lairich Rig is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

This fort predates the Antonine Wall and was built by the Second Legion Augusta, under the command of Quintus Lollius Urbicus.

This fort is one of two built of stone on the Antonine Wall and is 1.6 hectares in size. (A football pitch is 0.71 hectares.)

One unusual feature of the fort is that it had two bath houses most likely reflecting different periods of occupation.

Barley and spelt wheat (used by the Romans for breadmaking) have been found here. Seaweed was also found, probably used as a fertiliser.

References

Academic Papers

  • Excavation of the defensive ditches at Balmuildy Fort, Glasgow, 1999

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