NGRef: NO6859
OSMap: LR54
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

"... because of the threats of a hostile army, he explored the harbours with his fleet. Agricola was the first to make it a factor in his resources, and it made a fine display as it followed his advance: the war was pushed by land and sea simultaneously, ..." (Tacitus Agricola)
N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA DESCRIPTION
NO689595 660 x 545 ft
(201 x 166 m)
8¼ acres
(3.34 ha)
The complete outline of this camp was discovered on A.P.'s and first reported by J.K. St. Joseph in 1973. Sections acros the defences revealed a V-shaped ditch averaging 7½ ft. wide by 4 ft. deep (2.3 x 1.2 m), and also uncovered a small piece of Samian ware (type Dr. 15/17; dated 70-90AD). The camp's position, on the north shores of the Montrose Basin, suggests that it may have been supplied by sea, possibly acting as a temporary supply-base, perhaps during the tenure of governor Julius Agricola (vide supra).
See Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.225/6 & fig.15;
also De Vita Iulii Agricolae (XXV.i), by Cornelius Tacitus, translated by M. Hutton.