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THE ROMAN ROAD EAST OF CASTLEDYKES, LANARKSHIRE on JSTOR

Castledykes fort and road to east

The main point of interest from this study is the fact that there are two Roman roads – an older less well engineered original and then a newer road on top. This might reflect the fact that there were 3 military campaigns in Scotland over the 300 years and the need for quality roads.

The road width is between 5 and 5.8m. Dere Street by contrast had a width of 7.5 to 9m.

Source: THE ROMAN ROAD EAST OF CASTLEDYKES, LANARKSHIRE on JSTOR

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