Tonight, I am posting information on Bothwellhaugh Roman Bath House which is located in Strathclyde Country Park, south-east of Glasgow.

Summary facts and information as follows:-

  • Constructed about AD 142.
  • Associated with a nearby fort only scant evidence of which remains.
  • Located on low-lying ground near South Calder Water.
  • Bothwellhaugh fort was on the line of a Roman road linking Carlisle (in N.W. England) with the River Clyde (in S.W.Scotland). The fort covered an area of about 4.1 acres and could have held a cohort of up to 480 men.
  • Site occupied twice during the Antonine period ( AD 138-158).
  • Excavated in 1975-6.
  • Reconstructed in original position but at a higher level due to problems with the water table.
  • The bath house consisted of a vestibule,cold room, two warm rooms, a hot room with hot bath and a furnace room.
  • Up to twenty soldiers at a time could have used the bath house.

The site is easily accessible via the country park. Nearest car park is about 5-10 mins walk.

Bothwellhaugh Roman Baths, Strathclyde Country Park,Scotland

Bothwellhaugh Roman Baths, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

Bothwellhaugh Roman Baths, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

Bothwellhaugh Roman Baths, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

Bothwellhaugh Roman Baths, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

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