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

Roman Roads near Peel

NE (3.5) to Bertha WSW (11) to Strageath WSW (2) to Westmvir (Tayside)