Scalesceugh

Industry, Pottery Kiln and Roman Tile

Scalesceugh was long thought to be the site of a Roman military tile works as many tiles bearing the stamp of the Ninth ‘Hispanic’ Legion had been unearthed in the area over the years. During excavations in 1970 the base of a Roman ‘clay-and-cobble’ tile kiln was recorded, along with buildings and associated pottery sherds ranging from the 1st to the 4th centuries.

RIB2289 - Milestone of Gordian III

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For the Emperor Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius Felix Augustus, ..
Gordian III, a.d. 238-44.

References for Scalesceugh

  • Chronicle of the Roman Emperors by Chris Scarre (Thames & Hudson, London, 1995);
  • The Carvetii by Nicholas Higham and Barri Jones (Sutton, London, 1985);
  • Britannia ii (1971) p.251;
  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965);

Map References for Scalesceugh

NGRef: NY449495 OSMap: LR85

Roman Roads near Scalesceugh

None identified