NGRef: NS6975
OSMap: LR64
Type: Camp
None identified
NS698754 c.475 x 350 ft
(c.145 x 105 m)
c.3¾ acres
(c.1.5 ha)
Discovered from the air in 1977 about 220 yards (200 m) south of the Antonine Wall on the western side of Bar Hill, the Twechar encampment is classed among the smallest of the Antonine Wall labour-camps, constructed to house the Roman legionaries responsible for building the Wall and its fortifications. The camp is known from its SE side and short lengths of the NE and SW sides; its size may only be estimated but is constrained by topography.
See: Britannia ix (1978) p.416;
Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.28.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: TWECHAR CAMP"