Loucovium – The Shining Place

The Glenlochar Fort

OS National Grid Reference: NX735645
Dimensions: 650 x 475 ft (c.198 x 145 m)
Area: c.7 acres (c.2.87 ha)

Although it is certainly set in a picturesque spot, nothing visible remains of this fort and surrounding complex of camps except the fort platform itself, lying close to the east bank of the River Dee at the southern end of Loch Ken.

The fourth summer [81AD] was spent in securing the ground hastily traversed … the Clyde and the Forth … was fortified during this summer with Roman garrisons, and the whole sweep of country to the south secured …” (Tacitus Agricola XXIII.??)

The Glenlochar Fort Site viewed from across the River Dee to the west

Map References for Lovcovivm?

NGRef: NX735645 OSMap: LR83/84

Roman Roads near Lovcovivm?

Probable Military Road: SW (11) to Gatehovse Of Fleet (Dumfries & Galloway) Probable Military Road: NE (20) to Dalswinton (Dumfries & Galloway)