Immediately south-east of a sharp bend in the Forth and Clyde Canal at Cadder is the site of a Roman fort.
Extensive sand quarrying in the 1940s destroyed both the fort and the remains of a medieval motte which had probably used the ditch of the Antonine Wall as part of its defences. No remains are visible on the ground today. Excavations have revealed that the fort faced east and its buildings included a stone headquarters, two granaries, timber barrack blocks and two bath houses. A building inscription suggests that the Second Legion were responsible for building the fort.
The site of Cadder fort lies on the northern side of Bishopbriggs, just west of the roundabout where the A803 meets the A807 and just south of a sharp bend in the Forth and Clyde Canal.
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