NGRef: NY839702
OSMap: LR87
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

Brown Dikes Temporary Marching Camp

This small camp is situated on Brown Moor ½-mile south of Hadrian's Wall about half-way between Mile Castle 32 at Carraw and Mile Castle 33 at Shield-on-the-Wall; the Wall fort of Brocolitia (Carrawburgh, Northumberland) lies only 1½ miles to ENE. Despite being fairly close to the Wall it appears likely that this camp was not connected with the Hadrianic barrier, being situated a little too far away from the communicating roads serving the Wall, unlike the nearby Northumberland camps at Limestone Corner and Walwick Fell in the east and the three camps at Coesike in the west, all af which lie much closer to the Wall and are generally assumed, due to their proximity, to represent Hadrianic work camps.

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area Description
NY839702 220 x 220 feet
(67 x 67 m)
c.1.1 acres
(c.0.4ha)
This small, almost perfectly square camp has four gates, one positioned in the centre of each side, each of which was protected by external titulum outworks. The footings of several (Anglo-Saxon) shielings have been discovered within the camp, arranged along the south and east sides.
See: Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by Welfare & Swan (HMSO, London, 1995).
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