Moss Side Signal Station

Watch-tower

This site lies 70 yards (c.64m) to the north of the military road. Excavated by Christison in 1909 who recorded the post-holes and sleeper-trenches of a central structure 11 feet (c.3.35m) square surrounded by a turf bank 14 feet (c.4.27m) wide, which surved in places up to 3 feet (0.9m) in height. The entire structure measured 51 feet (c.15.5m) in diameter across the mound. This watch-tower along with others spaced almost uniformly along the Roman military road into the north-east formed an early Roman frontier along the Gask Ridge in Tayside.

References for Moss Side

  • Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949).

Map References for Moss Side

NGRef: NO0019 OSMap: LR58

Roman Roads near Moss Side

W (0.5) to Witch Knowe (Tayside) ENE (0.5) to Thorny Hill (Tayside)