NGRef: NO5158
OSMap: LR54
Type: Camp, Camp, Camp
None identified
NO497574 2,125 x 1,325+ ft
(648 x 404+ m)
c.64½ acres
(c.26 ha)
Discovered from the air in 1967 by J.K. St Joseph, this camp lies on the Marcus Estate, close to Marcus Cottage. There is a small annexe attached to the southern part of the west side, a situation encountered at many of the camps of the so-called '63-acre' series. The western defensive ditch was sectioned in 1987 and proved to be about 10¼ ft. wide by 4 ft. deep (3.15 x 1.2 m). The camp was aligned east-west with two gateways in each of the longer sides and a single gateway set centrally in each of the shorter sides, all defended by titulum outworks.
See: Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111;
Britannia xix (1988) pp.425/6.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: MARCUS CAMP"