The History of Leith

October 22, 2011

A Roman station in Leith?

In his “Historical Inquiries,” Sir Robert Sibbald suggests that a Roman station of some kind existed where Leith now stands ; but it has been deemed more probable, as the author of Caledonia Romana,
supposes, that from the main Roman road that went to Caer-almon (or Cramond) a path diverged by the outlying camp at Sheriff, Hall to Leith, where Chalmers (“Caledonia,” Vol. I.), records that “the
remains of a Roman way were discovered, when one of the piers was being repaired;” and this is further supported by the fact that some Roman remains were found near the citadel in 1825.

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