Seabegs Wood Fortlet

Antonine Wall Fortlet, Fortlet and Marching or Temporary Camps

Postulated by MacDonald, the Seabegs fortlet covers an area of only one-tenth of an acre (0.04ha). There are no coin finds and no inscriptions on stone have been recorded in the R.I.B.. The well-preserved length of Antonine ditch here is well worth a visit, although the site of the fortlet is not discernable.

There are two marching camps nearby at Dalnair (NS8179) and Milnquarter (NS8279).

References for Seabegs

  • The Roman Wall in Scotland by Sir George MacDonald (Oxford, 2nd Ed. 1934) p.240;
  • Britannia xiv (1983) p.288;
  • A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall by Richard Abdy in Britannia xxxiii (2002) pp.189-217.

Roman Roads near Seabegs

Antonine Wall: W (2.25) to Castlecary (Central) Antonine Wall: E (1.75) to Rovgh Castle (Central)