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From 'The Devil's Causeway' by Walter Elliot
The Ayton Complex
There are three Roman forts on the land south of the Eye Water. The site is ideal but there are no obvious signs of Roman occupation and the site has still to be proved by more conventional methods.
In the interest of gathering evidence, I have asked Richard Strathie and his amazing flying camera to keep an eye on the site and maybe a friendly metal detectorist can get permission to detect on the two fields when the crops are cut.
The above plan shows the three forts with the original Roman Road which was also the Post Road until the 1790s. After that date, the road was through the present township of Ayton and south via Cocklaw.