List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Remains of the ROMAN WALL STATION [Kirkintilloch] Peel Roman Fort (Remains of)
Peel Roman Fort (Remains of)
Peel Roman Fort (Remains of)
Peel Roman Fort (Remains of)
Mr. Adams
Baillie Freeland
Dr. [Doctor] Stewart, Victoria Place
Fullartons New Imperial Gazetteer
026 This name applies to the remains of a small Roman Fort on the summit of an arable hill a short distance west of the parish Church. It is all pretty entire with the exception of the Southwest Corner which is levelled and cultivated as a garden. That [Wall] in the Fosse on the South side next the garden, has been here from time immem[orial], it is covered with a wooden box. *
"Antoninus' Wall ran through the parish for 6 miles from east to west, and has here three large forts and Watch towers. Its most easterly post was a fort, still traceable, enclosing an area of 150 yards on the summit of Barhill, and commanding a view of almost the whole course of the wall from the Forth to the the middle post, now nearly effaced from the intersection of it by the Canal, and from other causes was at the village of Auchendowie, and appears to have been a rectangular fort of 150 yds. [yards] by 70. * The westerly Post still in most parts tolerably distinct, was a fort now called by way of distinction the Peel, on a rising ground at the west end of the town of Kirkintilloch, enclosed an area of 90 yards by 80, and had the singular property of being situated on the north side of the Wall"
Fullarton's New Imperial Gazetteer
This Wall cannot be traced in the neighbourhood

Continued entries/extra info

"The town of Kirkintilloch, at one time called "Caerpintalloch"
may probably ascribe its origin to the period when the walls of
a Roman fortress occupied the summit of a rising ground
on which it stands." This Military Station seems to have differed
from all the others known of, in projecting outwards from the Wall,
instead of being raised, as usual, within its line: hence, no doubt,
the labour bestowed on its construction, since,
although not of the largest size, the fort of Kirkintilloch
seems to have been excelled by none in the strength
of its defences.
It had originally been of a
squared form, measuring within
the area, rather more than
300 feet upon each side.
A great earthen rampart
from 40 to 50 feet in thickness,
had surrounded this inclosure, having in front
a capacious moat, not less than 30 feet wide, and,
See page 8.

  Transcribers who have contributed to this page.

Alison James- Moderator, MoiraGray, Nina Clarke

  Location information for this page.