OSMap: LR139
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA DESCRIPTION
Greensforge Camp 1
SO863885 c.560 x 490 ft?
(c.170 x 150 m?)
c.6¼ acres?
(c.2.5 ha?)
This camp lies between the two forts to the east of the Smestow Brook. Only the eastern corner-angle, about 260 feet (80m) of the north-east side and 165 feet (50m) of the south-east side have been positively traced.
Greensforge Camp 2
SO863885 c.246 x 197 ft
(75 x 60 m)
c.1 acre
(0.45 ha)
This small camp lies on the eastern bank of the Smestow Brook in the western portion of Camp-1. The complete circuit is recorded. Its south-east corner-angle has been overlain by the Greensforge Ashford road.
Greensforge Camp 3
SO865890 c.885 x 590+ ft
(c.270 x 180+ m)
c.12 acres?
(c.4.8 ha?)
This camp lies on the eastern bank of the Smestow Brook about 1,050 feet (320m) to the north of Fort-B. Overlain by the Roman road to Pennocrucium (Water Eaton), its circuit is incompletely recorded. Only the western corner-angle, 560 feet (170m) of the north-west side and 330 feet (100m) of the south-west side are known.
Greensforge Camp 4
SO857880 460 x 770 ft
(140 x 235 m)
c.8 acres
(3.3 ha)
This camp lies about 1,300 feet (400m) to the west of Fort-A on the opposite side of the Smestow Brook. Almost the entire defensive outline is known, only the south-western corner-angle remains unrecorded.
Greensforge Camp 5
SO856885 c.1,035 x 1,380 ft
(315 x 420 m)
c.32¾ acres
(13.2 ha)
This camp lies on the west bank of the Smestow Brook about 625 feet (190m) north of Camp-4. The camp faces east and is evidently aligned on the river-crossing. Its defensive circuit is substantial but incomplete; the north-east and south-east corner-angles are undefined.
See: Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.95;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233;