NGRef: SD9165
OSMap: LR98
Type: Camp
None identified
SD914654 850 x 1,020 ft
(c.260 x c.310 m)
20 acres
(8.1 ha)
This large sub-rectangular camp is situated on a high saddle of land and is protected on the W by the valley of Gordale Beck and to the N by the shallow gulley of an unnamed tributary stream. There are 4 gateways apparent, all protected by internal claviculae, placed centrally in the shorter N & S sides and displaced to the N in the E & W sides (ratio 2:1); the camp faced N. The defences consisted of a wide rampart and external ditch which are easily traceable but damaged by natural subsidence of the underlying limestone.
See: Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: MALHAM"