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ENCOURAGEMENT AND PROSECUTION OF RESEARCHES
INTO THE ARTS AND MONUMENTS OF THE
EARLY AND MIDDLE AGES.
J. R. SMITH, 36, SOHO SQUARE.
CONTENTS OF VOL. X.
and 15th centuries
Notes on the opening of the Tumuli on Ashey B. Barrow
British Archaeological Association.
ON THE ANCIENT CAMPS OF THE UPPER WARD OF LANARKSHIRE.
BY GEORGE VERE IRVING, ESQ.
THE interesting paper by Mr. Just "On the Tenth Iter of Antoninus and the Roman Remains of the North of England" (see Journal, vol. viii, pp. 35-43), led me to direct my attention to the Roman roads and fortifications in the intramural province of Valentia. In this northern district the subject presents more difficulties than in the southern parts of the island. The most eminent antiquaries differ not only on the sites of the various stations, but even on the general direction of the iters. Roy, Chalmers, Stewart, have each a theory of his own, and inconsistent with those of the others. I had never the presumption to suppose that I should be able to solve a question which had puzzled such distinguished authors. My object was one of a more humble and limited nature. Mr. Just observes" that the mystery must be cleared up. The key is on the ground yet, which when found and taken up, and properly applied, will unlock the dungeon doors, and let the light of day into this labyrinth of obscurity." The necessity of an accurate and minute survey is therefore apparent; and what I proposed to effect was a personal examination of that portion of the province known as the upper ward of Lanarkshire, with which I happened to be intimately acquainted. I hoped by this means to give an accurate description of one portion of the lock, and thus to some extent facilitate the construction of a proper key. The camps in the upper ward of Lanarkshire are very numerous, and generally in a good state of preserva