Midgate Roman Fortlet


First recorded by Christison in 1901 and investigated by Dr. D.J. Woolliscroft in 1991, this suspected fortlet on the Gask Ridge lies only 43 ft. (13 m) from the watch-tower of Thorny Hill, suggesting that the two were not contemporary. The ditch was 8¼ ft. wide and 4 ft. deep (2.5 x 1.2 m) with a V-profile. In layout and area this fortlet is comparable to the nearby stations at Glenbank and Kaims Castle. No significant finds have been recorded.

References for Midgate

Britannia xxii (1991) p.228

Map References for Midgate

NGRef: NO021205 OSMap: LR52/53/58

Roman Roads near Midgate

None identified

Sites near Midgate Roman Fortlet