NGRef: NT3471
OSMap: LR66
Type: Camp
None identified
Inveresk Camp 1
NT349711 1,500 x 1,550+ ft
(457 x 472+ m)
c.53¼ acres
(c.21.6 ha)
This large camp measures about 1,500 ft. from north-west to south-east, by at least 1,550 ft. transversely, enclosing an area of about 53¼ acres. The scarp of the river Esk offers protection along its north and north-western sides, and the eastern side was defended by the Howe Mire, in former times an extensive peat bog. St. Joseph notes that there is space here for a camp of 120 acres or more. Excavations on the site in the late-1960's revealed the north-west gateway and its titulum outwork, the foundation trenches of timber buildings within the defences and a dupondius, possibly Domitianic.
Inveresk Camp 2
NT709351 760+ x c.1,150? ft
(230+ x c.366+ m)
c.20 acres
(c.8.1 ha)
This camp was discovered from the air in 1975 within the southern defenses of the massive Camp #1, re-using part of the south-west defences of the larger camp.

There are other camps along the Esk at Eskbank, Lugton and Dalkeith.

See: Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) pp.107/8;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.131;
Britannia xiii (1982) pp.339/40;
Britannia xvi (1985) p.265;
Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) pp.36/7.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: INVERESK CAMPS"