Summerston Fortlet

Antonine Wall Fortlet, Fortlet and Marching or Temporary Camps

The Summerston fortlet was discovered from the air in 1980 and confirmed by excavation the same year. It measures only 115 ft. east-west by 108 ft. transversely (35 x 33 m), covering an area of just over ¼-acre (c.0.11 ha). Centuries of cultivation and ploughing had removed all traces of internal structures, no coins were found and no epigraphic evidence uncovered.

Map References for Summerston

OS National Grid Reference: NS574723
Dimensions: 115 x 108 ft (35 x 33 m)
Area: c.¼-acre (c.0.11 ha)

References for Summerston

  • Britannia ix (1978) p.413;
  • Britannia x (1981) p.320;
  • Britannia xiv (1983) p.288;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987);
  • A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall by Richard Abdy in Britannia xxxiii (2002) pp.189-217.

Roman Roads near Summerston

Antonine Wall: E (2.5) to Balmvildy (Strathclyde) Antonine Wall: W (2.25) to Bearsden (Strathclyde)