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MacLauchlin’s Dere Street
MacLauchlan’s survey of Dere Street, from the River Tees to the Scottish border, was carried out at a time when Roman remains were far more visible in the landscape than they are today. Roman masonry has since been plundered for reuse in various buildings, and ploughing has eroded much of what was just below the surface. The antiquarians of the time therefore could view many more relics than their modern counterparts. They also had access to the memories of the very people who were dismantling the Roman remains. The writings of MacLauchlan thus provide a fascinating insight into our Roman past, which also continues to provide a vital source of information for current archaeologists.
This version of the “Memoir” has been created from MacLauchlan’s original, with the text being reviewed to, hopefully, remove the majority of the scanning errors. The text has been converted to a more modern font which should make reading easier and explanatory notes have been added where it was felt this might be helpful. The extensive footnotes have been moved to the end of the book, as end notes, in order to simplify the main text. Also, many of these notes have been removed altogether when they seemed less useful to the modern reader. References to other texts have been simplified to merely refer to the author.
A New Presentation of his 1851 “Memoir Written During a Survey of the Watling Street”
Currently out of print
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