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Bothwellhaugh Roman Fort

Located in Strathclyde Country Park, immediately to the west of present-day Motherwell, are traces of a 2nd C. Roman fort. This comprised a turf and clay rampart, exceeding 7m (23 feet) in thickness, inside a system of ditches, which enclosed a area of 1.8 ha (4.5 acres). Thought to be the base for 500 Roman troops, a day's march south of the Antonine Wall, the fort is thought to have been occupied between approximately 142 AD and 162 AD. The site was subject to an excavation in 1967-8.

The remains of Roman Bath-House can be seen just to the northwest.


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