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Roman Gask Project Tour

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Day 3 of excavation on the intersection of the Roman road and the temporary camp east of Innerpeffray cutting. The aim of the excavation is to establish whether the road or the camp came first and provide a better understanding of the dates of the various Roman sites nearby.
Thinking on Day 3 was that the camp came first and then the road was built later after filling in part of the camp ditch.However, because of weak road foundations at this point part of the road subsequently subsided into the old ditch.

This is a view of a site close to Innerpeffray which is the remains of the protective ditch which surrounded a huge 130 acre temporary Roman army camp. The ditch is still about 4 feet high in places.

View from Innerpeffray library towards Crieff with the river Earn in the foreground.

View out from Innerpeffray Library. Note Georgian architecture.

Visitors to the dig from the nearby Innerpeffray library. The flag is that of the Madertie family.

Early stages of the Roman dig.

The dig site in context of the landscape.

River Earn from Kinkell Bridge.

Kinkell Bridge

Muthill war memorial with some unusual visitors.

View from remains of historic church ruin at Muthill which may date back to the early 1000s.

Tower of ancient church at Muthill.
Landscape from the dig site.

Inside of the ancient Collegiate Chapel of St. Mary (1508) at Innerpeffray.

External view of Innerpeffary Chapel.

Innerpeffray Castle, a romantic ruin. This was built by 1st Lord Madertie. It is a beautiful, but roofless, example of a gentleman's fortalice.

Innerpeffary Castle

Innerpeffray Castle

Innerpeffray Castle


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