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From Oakwood, Selkirkshire

Postcard of Piece of a wooden gateway.
© National Museums Scotland

Piece of a wooden gateway

This piece of a wooden gateway was found at the site of the Roman fort of Oakwood in Selkirkshire. It is a rare survival of a wooden gateway from the Roman period. It was used between 80 and 105 AD.

Gatepost timber from Oakwood, Selkirkshire

The Romans valued wood highly. They had specialist carpenters, with their own workshops equipped with a wide variety of highly specialised tools. New forts required wooden gates and houses, internal fittings, containers and utensils.

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Online ID: 000-100-036-757-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FR 654
Date: Between 80 and 105 AD
Material: Wood
What: Timber, gatepost
Where: Scotland, Selkirkshire, Oakwood
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