This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Earth and wooden Roman fortress – Castle Greg

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Earth and wooden Roman fortress - Castle Greg
Earth and wooden Roman fortress - Castle Greg | Photo: Jakub Gajewski

An earth and wooden Roman fortress – Castle Greg – dating back to the early 80s of the 1st century CE, built during the expedition of Julius Agricola (Gnaeus Julius Agricola).

Located in the Harburn area, approximately 5 km southeast of West Calder, in West Lothian, Scotland.

Archaeological research carried out in 1852 showed two defensive ditches (about 5 m deep), supplemented with a wooden palisade. The remains of two wooden barracks, between which there was a well, were also found.

A typical Roman fortification was built to monitor the area, a base that housed 1-2 centuries.

Author: Jakub Gajewski

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: