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Lyne Roman Fort, nr Peebles, Scottish Borders.

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The Roman fort at Lyne lies just west of Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It was built along the road between the main Roman forts at Trimontium and Castledykes. The fort dates to the late Antonine period and was likely only occupied for a few years.

The fort itself was built of turf and earth and was supported by a narrow kerb of natural boulders. It is enclosed within a traceable rampart. Evidence of red sandstone buildings, including the principia, commandant’s house, and granary, has been found through excavations of the site. The remainder of the buildings would have been made from wood.  

Around 1000 men could have been housed here, including infantry and cavalry.

A horseshoe was found here in 1901 and this, coupled with the wide streets of the fort, supports the view that cavalry were stationed here.

You can find out more about the site at the Canmore website entry here.

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