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OS1/10/19/44

List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ROMAN ROAD (Supposed remains of) Roman Road
Roman Road
James Glendinning, Farmer, Over Cassock
Archibald Glendinning, Farmer, Glendearg
[Situation] Passes 1/4 of a Mile West of Mid Kipple Craig
This is situated on the farm of Glendearg, to the east of Glendearg Burn. It is supposed to have been a Roman Road, and is known in the district as such. Tradition describes it as having been a way of conveyance, or as leading from some supposed or existing camp in Ettrick to the one opposite to Over Cassock. This is the only remains of it that can be discovered.

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[Page] 44
Parish of Eskdalemuir
Sheet 18 No. 1 Trace 5

[Entry for 'Roman Road' is crossed out but transcribed for interest] Note. - No mention being made of the existence of a Roman Road
in Eskdalemuir by Statistical or other Authority and the
features of track as shewn on Plan being at variance with
those hitherto characteristic of such roads and as shewn on
various Plans of other Parishes, this track may with greater
propriety be surmised as only that of a drove road or pack road.
The traverse of this track is also unfavorable to the supposition of its
having been Roman, as the direction pursued would have been either
to the West in communication with the Clydesdale branch or to the
East in connection with the line of road which led from Liddel Moat
in Cumberland via Newton in Canonbie & Langholm in Dumfriesshire, by or near
to Hawick in Roxburghshire on to a Roman Camp on the Eildon Hills (Trimontium)
near which it must have joined the Watling Street.

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