NGRef: NY709669
OSMap: LR86/87
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

Burnhead Temporary Marching Camp

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area Description
NY709669 c.525 x c.722 ft
(c.160 x c.220 m)
c.8½ acres
(3.5 ha)
The camp is almost rectangular and has four gateways; those set centrally in the north and the south defences are each protected by external tituli, while those in the east and west sides were displaced towards the north and were without extra defences; the camp therefore faced north. The southern half of the camp has an oblique traverse connecting the east and west ramparts thus creating an annexe which may have been post-Roman, as the southern part of this camp is marked by evidence of (later?) ridge and furrow cultivation.

The south-western corner-angle of this camp lies only 110 yards (100m) north-east of the line of Hadrian's Wall. The camp at Cawfields lies less than ¼-mile to the east and the Chesters Pike camp lies a similar distance to the north-west; the Wall fort at Greatchesters lies about ¼-mile to the west.

See: Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by Welfare & Swan (HMSO, London, 1995).
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