NGRef: NY2870
OSMap: LR85
Type: Camp
Probable road: WNW (4) to Blatobvlgivm (Dumfries & Galloway)
Probable Road: SE (14) to Lvgvvalivm (Carlisle, Cumbria)
Kirkpatrick-Fleming Camp 1
NY280703 c.2,000 x 1,375 ft
(c.610 x 420 m)
c.63¼ acres
(c.25½ ha)
First suspected in 1951 and confirmed in 1958, this legionary-sized camp is the largest known in the immediate area, and may be counted amongst the largest in Scotland. The NE ditch, examined in 1993, was V-shaped and measured about 6½ ft. wide by 2½ deep (2 x 0.75 m).
Kirkpatrick-Fleming Camp 2
NY278702 900 x 675 ft
(274 x 206 m)
14 acres
(c.5.6 ha)
Lying wholly within the western part of the larger Camp #1 and on a different alignment, almost the entire defensive circuit of this camp was discovered on aerial photographs taken in 1960.
See: Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.57;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89;
Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122;
Britannia xxiii (1992) p.266;
Britannia xxvii (1996) p.402.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: KIRKPATRICK-FLEMING CAMPS"