NGRef: NY774695
OSMap: LR86/87
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

Greenlee Lough Temporary Marching Camp

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area Description
NY774695 387 x 466 ft
(118 x 142 m)
c.3½ acres
(1.4 ha)
This sub-rectangular camp lies about a mile (1.5 km) NW of the fort at Housesteads on the summit of an escarpment on the S shores of Greenlee Lough, and protected on the W and S by the Jenkins Burn. 2 gateways are apparent, set centrally in the N & S defences and protected by internal claviculae, possible gateways in the centre of the E & W sides have been obscured by a modern trackway which bisects the camp. The camp was built over an existing prehistoric field-system, and further evidences of pre-Roman habitation may be seen in the fields to the NE.
See: Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by Welfare & Swan (HMSO, London, 1995).
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