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ROMAN ROAD (Carstairs parish) Watling Street Robert Monteith Esq.
Revd. [Reverend] William Struthers
Mr John Murray
025.12; 026.09 To lay down the exact line of this Roman Road has been the subject of deep and serious research and after the most patient investigation it has been found that "Gadanica" in the ninth Roman Iter; "Colanica" of Richards Map. and the "Colonia" Ptolemy a town of the Damnii are the same from this post which corresponds so exactly with the Damnian Town in Little Clyde the Iter must have proceeded in a North Easterly direction along the South East side of Clydesdale till it reached the remarkable turn which the River makes a little to the West of Biggar, from this point following the Course of the river the Iter would naturally proceed in a Northerly direction along the eastern or right bank till it reached Caer-stairs. the Coria or Corium of the Iter another town of the Damnii which is 24 miles from the Colonia on the Little Clyde Here too was a place known by the name of "Castledykes" which was said to be finely situated on the right bank of the Clyde, near Carstairs
From the station at Castledykes there diverged a vicinal road across Clydesdale (probably intended to form a Communication

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Ph. [Parish] of Carstairs

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