NGRef: NT2839
OSMap: LR73
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified
N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA DESCRIPTION
Eshiels Camp 1
NT281395 920 x 775 ft
(280 x 236 m)
16¼ acres
(6.6 ha)
Discovered on aerial photographs in the early-1960's this camp lies within the larger Camp #2, sharing its western side.
Eshiels Camp 2
NT281395 c.1,150 x 1,050 ft
(c.350 x 320 m)
c.27¾ acres
(c.11.2 ha)
There are indications on A.P.'s that this camp may have Stracathro-like gateways, which, if proven, would date the founding of the site to the campaigns of Gnaeus Julius Agricola c.80/81AD. The smaller camp #2 lies wholly within this camp, sharing part of its west side.

There is another camp a few miles to the south-east at Innerleithen, and the multi-period settlement and military complex at Easter Happrew lies about 6 miles to the west along the valley of the Lyne Water past modern Peebles, all these sites lying along the line of a postulated but unproven Roman road through the Moorfoot and Pentland Hills from the major military base at Newstead/Trimontium.

See: Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) pp.78/9;
Britannia xxvii (1996) p.405.