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ROMAN ROAD [Bowden parish] Roman Road (Remains and track of) Mr Robert Blackie, Holydean. Mr John Scott, Teacher, Bowden. Jefferey's History of Roxburgh Shire, Vol [volume] 1, P. [Page] 196 007.12 The remains of a Roman Road which appeared to be of a Character with the Catrail and with the Same object in view - to repel the Saxon intruder. At the end of the last century it could be traced from Rink, near Galashiels, to Cauldshiels, across Bowden Moor and Holydean to Rowchester near Kippilaw mains where there is the remains of an oblong Square Camp. From this place it ran South to another Camp of the Same Kind, at Blackchester on the north side of the Ale Water. It then crossed the Ale to Beuliehall and held on to Rawflat. In the same way it connected the strengths lying between that place and the fort on the banks of the Rule, Needslaw and Peelfell. Cultivation has obliterated a great portion of this work, but what remains of it

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Parish of Bowden
Sheets 7.12 & 16
8.13 & 4.1.
Described by John Callanan 2nd Corp RE [2nd Corporal Royal Engineers]

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