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Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« on: Saturday 22 February 20 15:12 GMT (UK) »
I was wondering if it is possible to walk the land where the old Roman fort near Lynn is mentioned here:   https://web.archive.org/web/20100527085027/http://www.roman-britain.org/places/lyne.htm

Planning a visit in the area, especially at the Cless Cottages nearby. 

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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 February 20 15:29 GMT (UK) »
I was wondering if it is possible to walk the land where the old Roman fort near Lynn is mentioned here:   https://web.archive.org/web/20100527085027/http://www.roman-britain.org/places/lyne.htm
Yes. Scotland has very civilised and sensible laws about this.

In Scotland, you can walk freely over almost all land, including privately owned land, provided you do so responsibly. That means that you must not put yourself or anyone else in danger, and you must not cause any damage or infringe anyone's privacy. You cannot be prosecuted just for being on a particular piece of land as long as you adhere to the access code. And (unlike in the USA) you cannot be shot at or assaulted, and you cannot be ordered off land unless you are acting irresponsibly or disrupting a legal activity being carried out on land set aside for that purpose.

There are some exemptions, for example land for which an admission fee is payable (for example theme parks, historic properties, outdoor museum), airfields, building sites, motorways, railways, industrial premises, farmyards, school grounds and private gardens (which I think you call 'yards' in the USA?). You cannot walk straight through a field with a standing crop (because that would cause damage) and you may walk through a field with livestock but you must not cause them harm.

Read all about it before you arrive https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/

See also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NT1840
https://canmore.org.uk/site/50065/lyne
https://canmore.org.uk/site/71557/lyne
https://canmore.org.uk/site/50034/lyne
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 February 20 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much...this is just exactly what I wanted to know.   Thank you also for the links.   JudyR
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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 February 20 15:44 GMT (UK) »
My Peebleshire families:   Scougal, Grainger, Paisley, Thyne



I was wondering if it is possible to walk the land where the old Roman fort near Lynn is mentioned here:   https://web.archive.org/web/20100527085027/http://www.roman-britain.org/places/lyne.htm
Yes. Scotland has very civilised and sensible laws about this.

In Scotland, you can walk freely over almost all land, including privately owned land, provided you do so responsibly. That means that you must not put yourself or anyone else in danger, and you must not cause any damage or infringe anyone's privacy. You cannot be prosecuted just for being on a particular piece of land as long as you adhere to the access code. And (unlike in the USA) you cannot be shot at or assaulted, and you cannot be ordered off land unless you are acting irresponsibly or disrupting a legal activity being carried out on land set aside for that purpose.

There are some exemptions, for example land for which an admission fee is payable (for example theme parks, historic properties, outdoor museum), airfields, building sites, motorways, railways, industrial premises, farmyards, school grounds and private gardens (which I think you call 'yards' in the USA?). You cannot walk straight through a field with a standing crop (because that would cause damage) and you may walk through a field with livestock but you must not cause them harm.

Read all about it before you arrive https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/

See also http://www.geograph.org.uk/gridref/NT1840
https://canmore.org.uk/site/50065/lyne
https://canmore.org.uk/site/71557/lyne
https://canmore.org.uk/site/50034/lyne
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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 February 20 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Here's an 1859 map
https://maps.nls.uk/view/74428016
and 1897
https://maps.nls.uk/view/75652490

ADDED; and looks like it was a cloudy day when this satellite image was taken!!
https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=14&lat=55.6565&lon=-3.2983&layers=6&right=BingHyb

Here are the inhabitants of No 1 Cless Cottages in 1861
https://www.scottishindexes.com/61transcript.aspx?houseid=77001003
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 February 20 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Great!  Much clearer.
Seeking: RC baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 ? nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS,DUNEVAN Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 February 20 16:16 GMT (UK) »
Beautiful!  Also found the Old Stone Circle south of Dykeshead on google street scene this morning, those look to be right beside the road.   

Also, yes, a "yard" is the private property around a house in an urban setting usually. 
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Re: Roman fort remnants near Lynn
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 February 20 16:26 GMT (UK) »
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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith