Peel Signal Station
Roman Watch-tower and Signal Station
Discovered from the air in 1986, this small signalling station or watch-tower lies on the Gask Ridge beside the Roman road between Bertha and Strageath, just 1 1/3 miles from the similar station discovered the previous year at Huntingtower. The ditch was V-shaped, 6¾ ft. wide and 2¾ ft. deep (2.04 x 0.84 m), backed by a turf rampart which had been deliberately thrown into the ditch after a short period of use.
References for Peel
- Britannia xviii (1987) p.309;
- Britannia xxxi (2000) pp.379/80;
- Britannia xxxii (2001) p.319;
- Britannia xxxiii (2002) p.285;
- Britannia xxxiv (2003) p.302.
Map References for Peel
NGRef: NO060232 OSMap: LR58