Cleddans fortlet

Antonine Wall Fortlet and Fortlet

Cleddans fortlet was discovered in 1980. No coinage has been recovered, but three inscriptions on stone have been recovered from the area and are recorded in the R.I.B.. The first discovered was a gabled tablet featuring a running boar found in 1695 at Cochno House, now held in the Hunterian Museum (RIB 2199), a panelled tablet found in 1812 at Braidfield Farm, 400 yds W of Cleddans Farm, also resides in the Hunterian Museum (RIB 2200), and an ansate tablet depicting a palm tree and running boar found in 1865 just S of Wall on Hutcheson Hill was subsequently destroyed in a fire at Chicago, USA in 1871 (RIB 2198); all of these texts are shown and translated below.

RIB2198 - Distance Slab of the Twentieth Legion

For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, father of his country, a detachment of the Twentieth Legion Valeria Victrix built this for a distance of 3000 feet.
LEG 8.  For p(er) p(edum) ... (milia) see RIB 2197 n. Addenda from RIB+add. (1995): The text is almost identical with that of the new Hutcheson Hill 'distance slab' (Brit. i (1970), 309 No. 19 = RIB 3507).

RIB2200 - Distance Slab of the Sixth Legion

For the Emperor Caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus, father of his country, a detachment of the Sixth Legion Victrix Pia Fidelis did the construction of the rampart for 3240 feet.
The Emperor's Valour
For the omission of Pio and recurrence of opus valli see RIB 2205.

References for Cleddans

  • A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall by Richard Abdy in Britannia xxxiii (2002) pp.189-217;
  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965).

Roman Roads near Cleddans

Antonine Wall: E (1) to Castle Hill (Strathclyde) Antonine Wall: W (1) to Dvntocher (Strathclyde)