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Parish of Fetteresso

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"the Roman arms found in this Country. - The length of the Sword exclusive of the handle is about twenty
inches, much Swelled, and thick in the middle, which makes it very heavy when held in the hand, and
afterwards tapering to a Sharp point, So that it must have been a far more formidable weapon than
the long iron Swords of the Caledonians". - (Essays Chiefly on Scottish Antiquities by Professor
Stuart Marischal College Aberdeen P. [Page] 70 - 83.)
B. Render. Corpl R.E. [Corporal Royal Engineers]

"The vestiges of an old Camp, (by some supposed to be Roman,) on a rising ground, called Re-dykes (Re - King),
have attracted much notice. It is still almost entire, and occupied a space of 71 acres. It was fortified with a wall and ditch.
At the distance of about three miles and close to Stonehaven, there were to be seen, Some years ago, remains of a camp, more
distinctly Roman.
The Romans, in their incursions to the north, Seem to have proceeded from the Tay along the great valley of Strathmore, which
runs parallel to the Grampian Mountains, from Perth to Stonehaven. In this direction, at about twelve miles distance
from each other, the Stations they occupied appear to have been Strageth, Grassywalls, Meigle, Battledykes, Keithock,
Fordoun, Stonehaven, Norman dykes, in the parish of Peterculter, a Station also Somewhere near to the burgh
of Inverury, and Glenmailen (Called also Re-dykes,) in the vicinity of the Source of the Ythan. By this course, it is
supposed that Agricola, having subdued the most Southern parts of Scotland, led an army of 26,000 men, during
the seventh campaign, through the country of the Horesti (Angus) towards the north and fought the great
battle, "ad "Montem Grampium" against the Caledonians who mustered 30,000, and were led by their Chief Galgacus.-
Various opinions have been entertained respecting the place where this great battle was fought. The late professor
Stuart of Marischal College, Aberdeen, (Transactions of the Society of the Antiquarians of Scotland, Vol. [Volume] 2. Part 2, P. [Page] 289,)
after adducing many circumstances in support of his opinion that the Scene of it was here, observes. "Here (Camp near
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