NGRef: NT3863
OSMap: LR66
Type: Camp
Dere Street: WNW (5) to Elginhavgh (Lothian)
Dere Street: SE (10) to Oxton (Borders)
NT384639 460 x 360 ft
(140 x 110 m)
3¾ acres
(1.5 ha)
This Stracathro-type camp is the smallest known in its class. It lies within a large polygonal enclosure of about 20 acres (8 ha) which, it is thought, may have been established as a lumber-camp to fuel the construction of the many timber-built forts in the district during the Flavian period.
See: Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: WOODHEAD CAMP"