The Roman Military in Britain – Part 5: Temporary Marching Camps in England

Part 5 : Temporary Marching Camps in England

The following table contains the names, grid references, dimensions and enclosed areas of every known Roman camp in England. A separate description of each camp is available by clicking on its name.

Location of CampN.G.Ref.DimensionsAreaType
Picton, CheshireSJ424701c.540 x 450 ft (165 x 138 m)c.5¾ acres (c.2.3 ha)
Upton 1, CheshireSJ418695c.480 x 417 ft (146 x 127 m)c.4½ acres (c.1.86 ha)
Upton 2, CheshireSJ421695c.400 x 387 ft (122 x 118 m)c.3½ acres (c.1.44 ha)
Upton 3, Upton-by-Chester High School, CheshireSJ421692c.380+ x 280+ ft (c.115+ x 85+ m)c.2½+ acres (c.1+ ha)
Upton 4, CheshireSJ419699c.515 x 423 ft (157 x 129 m)c.5 acres (c.2.02 ha)
Upton 6, Upton Recreation Centre, CheshireSJ424689c.360 x 270 ft (110 x 82 m)c.2¼ acres (c.0.9 ha)
Upton Grange Moat, CheshireSJ423691c.360 x 360 ft (c.110 x 110 m)c.3 acres (c.1.2 ha)
Hoole, CheshireSJ429678c.525 x c.460 ft (c.160 x c.140 m)c.5½ acres (c.2.24 ha)
Belle Vue Farm, Guilden Sutton 1, CheshireSJ441678c.564 x 390 ft (172 x 119 m)c.5 acres (c.2.04 ha)
Cinders Lane, Guilden Sutton 2, CheshireSJ450679230+ x 130+ ft (70+ x 40+ m)¾+ acres (0.3+ ha)
Pipers Ash, Guilden Sutton 3, CheshireSJ436677? x 289 ft (? x 88 m)2+ acres? (0.8+ ha?)
Stamford Heath, Christleton 1, CheshireSJ455669c.360 x 272 ft (110 x 83 m)c.2¼ acres (c.0.91 ha)
Stamford Heath, Christleton 2, CheshireSJ460670c.393 x 279 ft (120 x 85 m)c.2½ acres (c.1.02 ha)
Christleton 3, CheshireSJ446666c.295 x 190 ft (90 x 58 m)c.1¼ acres (c.0.52 ha)
Waverton, CheshireSJ451639c.426 x 246 ft (c.130 x 75 m)c.2½ acres (c.0.97 ha)
Manley, CheshireSJ5072c.426 x 377 ft (130 x 115 m)c.3¾ acres (c.1.49 ha)
Buttercrambe Moor, North YorkshireSE716569400 x 470 ft (122 x 143 m)4¼ acres (1.74 ha)
Loomer Road, Chesterton, StaffordshireSJ8349c.325 x 315 ft (c.99 x 96 m)c.2¼ acres (c.0.95 ha)
Astbury, Congleton, CheshireSJ837620unknown60 acres (24 ha)
Saham Toney, NorfolkTF890000c.750 x 600 ft (c.230 x 180 m)c.10¼ acres (c.4.2 ha)
Leighton 1, ShropshireSJ596049c.330+ x 670+ ft (c.100+ x 205+ m)unknown
Leighton 2, ShropshireSJ596049c.460+ x 590+ ft (c.140+ x 180+ m)unknown
Leighton 3, ShropshireSJ596050c.150+ x 390+ ft (c.45+ x 120+ m)unknown
Barrockside, CumbriaNY454471c.233 x 350 ft (c.71 x 107 m)2 acres (0.8 ha)
Beaumont, CumbriaNY338591c.330? x 525 ft (c.100? x 160 m)c.4 acres? (c.1.6 ha?)
Boomby Lane 1, Grinsdale,CumbriaNY368573460 x 545 ft (140 x 166 m)5¾ acres (2.3 ha)
Boomby Lane 2, Grinsdale,CumbriaNY368574236 x 466 ft (72 x 142 m)c.3 acres (1.2 ha)
Brackenrigg 1, CumbriaNY223614490+ x 560+ ft (150+ x 170+ m)c.6¼ acres (c.2.5 ha)
Brackenrigg 2, CumbriaNY223614312 x 490 ft (95 x 150+ m)3½ acres (1.4 ha)
Brougham, CumbriaNY542291c.245 ft² (c.75 m²)c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Crackenthorpe, CumbriaNY650237c.985 ft² (c.300 m²)23 acres (9.3 ha)
Galley Gill, Old Penrith,CumbriaNY490389c.330 x 525 ft c.100 x 160m)c.4 acres (1.6 ha)
Golden Fleece, Carleton, CumbriaNY441517c.213 x 279 ft (c.65 x 85 m)1¼ acres (1.2 ha)
Kirkby Thore 1, CumbriaNY626252650 x 804 ft (198 x 245 m)12 acres (4.8 ha)
Kirkby Thore 2, CumbriaNY626251360 x 518 ft (110 x 158 m)4¼ acres (1.7 ha)
Kirkby Thore 3, CumbriaNY624250340 x 377 ft (104 x 115 m)3 acres (1.2 ha)
Knockcross, CumbriaNY230627c.243 x 328 ft (c.74 x c.100 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Knowe Farm, Old Penrith, CumbriaNY488393367 x 466 ft (112 x 142 m)4 acres (1.6 ha)
Langwathby Moor, CumbriaNY576334282 x 322 ft (86 x 98 m)2 acres (0.8 ha)!
Moss Side 1, CumbriaNY456603282 x 374 ft (86 x 114 m)c.2½ acres (1 ha)
Moss Side 2, CumbriaNY456603614 x 690 ft (187 x 210 m)9¾ acres (3.9 ha)
Nowtler Hill 1, Grinsdale, CumbriaNY362570210 x c.250 ft (64 x c.75 m)c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Nowtler Hill 2, Grinsdale, CumbriaNY360567128 x 187 ft (39 x 57 m)½ acre (0.2 ha)
Plumpton Head, CumbriaNY499353irregular23½ acres (9.5 ha)
Troutbeck 1, CumbriaNY379273673 x 732 ft (205 x 223 m)10 acres (4 ha)
Troutbeck 2, CumbriaNY389276c.1,230 x c.1,440 ft (c.375 x c.440 m)30 acres (9.7 ha)
Troutbeck 3, CumbriaNY383273345 ft² (105 m²)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Warcop, Sandford, CumbriaNY740167164 x 197 ft (50 x 60 m)¾ acre (0.3 ha)
Watchclose, Steadfolds, CumbriaNY475601230 ft² (c.70 m²)c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Willowford, CumbriaNY625661c.230 x 295 ft (c.70 x 90 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Alverdiscott, Higher Kingdon, DevonSS492254394 x 443 ft (120 x 135 m)4 acres (1.6 ha)
North Tawton, DevonSS663006c.820 x c.1,380 ft (c.250 x c.420 m)25 acres (10 ha)
Bowes Moor, DurhamNY929125184 ft² (56 m²)¾ acre (0.3 ha)
Rey Cross, DurhamNY900124c.655 x c.985 ft (c.200 x c.300 m)20 acres (8.1 ha)
Sandforth Moor, DurhamNZ205210276 x c.328 ft (84 x c.100 m)c.2¼ acres (c.0.85 ha)
Brampton Bryan, Hereford & WorcesterSO379723c.1,800 x c.1,480 ft (c.550 x c.450 m)57 acres (23 ha)
Buckton Park, Hereford & WorcesterSO390733c.525 x 400 ft (c.160 x 122 m)c.4¾ acres (1.9 ha)
Shurnock, Inkberrow, Hereford & WorcesterSP028602171+ x 236 ft (52+ x 72 m)c.1 acre (c.0.4 ha)
Walford, Hereford & WorcesterSO393722c.1,280 x 820 ft (c.390 x 250 m)c.24 acres (c.9.75 ha)
Ancaster, LincolnshireSK979444925 x 1,312 ft (282 x 400 m)28 acres (11.3 ha)
Newton on Trent 1, LincolnshireSK825733c.920 x c.1,100 ft (c.280 x c.335 m)c.23¼ acres(c.9.4 ha)
Newton on Trent 2, LincolnshireSK825733? x 490+ ft ( x 150+ m)unknown
Horstead, NorfolkTG258193836 x 1,197 ft (255 x 365 m)23½ acres (9.5 ha)
Bagraw, NorthumberlandNY849965515 x c.770 ft (157 x c.235 m)c.9 acres (3.6 ha)
Bean Burn 1, NorthumberlandNY756660187 ft² (57 m²)¾ acres (0.3 ha)
Bean Burn 2, NorthumberlandNY75526662 ft² (19 m²)0.09 acres (0.04 ha)
Bellshiel, NorthumberlandNY818998c.1,050 x c.1,640 ft (c.320 x c.500 m)c.39½ acres (15.9 ha)
Birdhope 1, NorthumberlandNY826988c.770 x c.1,200 ft (c.235 x c.365 m)c.30½ acres (12.3 ha)
Birdhope 2, NorthumberlandNY826988c.560 x c.606 ft (c.170 x c.185 m)7¾ acres (3.1 ha)
Birdhope 3, NorthumberlandNY826988c.360+ x c.492 ft (c.110+ x c.150 m)c.5¼ acres (2.1 ha)
Brown Dikes, NorthumberlandNY839702220 ft² (67 m²)1.1 acres (0.4ha)
Burnhead, NorthumberlandNY709669c.525 x c.722 ft (c.160 x c.220 m)c.8½ acres (3.5 ha)
Carham, NorthumberlandNT798377900+ x 1,070+ ft (275+ x 325+ m)22+ acres (c.8.9 ha)
Cawfields, NorthumberlandNY713669c.230 x c.295 ft (c.70 x c.90 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Chapel Rigg, NorthumberlandNY645654226 x 285 ft (69 x 87 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Chesters Pike, NorthumberlandNY706671c.246 x c.295 ft (c.75 x c.90 m)c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Chew Green I, NorthumberlandNT788084c.885 x c.935 ft (c.270 x c.285 m)19 acres (7.7 ha)
Chew Green III, NorthumberlandNT786086c.605 x c.985 ft (c.185 x c.300 m)c.13¾ acres (5.5 ha)
Coesike West 1, NorthumberlandNY817701180 x 180 ft (55 x 55 m)c.½ acre (0.2 ha)
Coesike West 2, NorthumberlandNY817701112 x 112 ft (c.34 x 34 m)c.¼ acre (0.1 ha)
Coesike East, NorthumberlandNY818702148 x 164 ft (45 x 50 m)c.½ acre (0.2 ha)
Crooks, NorthumberlandNY636656262 x 394 ft (80 x 120 m)c.2¼ acres (0.9 ha)
Dargues, NorthumberlandNY860937656 x 984 ft (c.200 x c.300 m)14½ acres (5.9 ha)
East Learmouth, NorthumberlandNT8703691,017 x 1,460 ft (c.310 x 445 m)c.33½ acres (13.6 ha)
Farnley 1, NorthumberlandNY994631246 x 328 ft (c.75 x 100? m)acres ( ha)
Farnley 2, NorthumberlandNY995631328 x 377 ft (c.100 x 115+ m)acres ( ha)
Farnley 3, NorthumberlandNY998631335 x 525 ft (102 x 160 m)4 acres (1.6 ha)
Featherwood East, NorthumberlandNT8200561,312 x 1,345 ft (c.400 x c.410 m)c.39½ acres (15.9 ha)
Featherwood West, NorthumberlandNT8130571,197 x 1,459 ft (c.365 x c.445 m)38½ acres (15.6 ha)
Fell End, NorthumberlandNY685654787 x 1,181 ft (240 x 360 m)21½ acres (8.7 ha)
Glenwhelt Leazes, NorthumberlandNY656656262 x 492 ft (80 x 150 m)3 acres (1.2 ha)
Greenlee Lough, NorthumberlandNY774695387 x 466 ft (118 x 142 m)c.3½ acres (1.4 ha)
Grindon Hill, NorthumberlandNY824678131 x 131 ft (40 x 40 m)c.¼ acre (0.1 ha)
Grindon School, NorthumberlandNY813697105 x 105 ft (32 m²)c.¼ acre (c.0.09 ha)
Haltwhistle Burn 1, NorthumberlandNY714662276 x 482 ft (84 x 147 m)2½ acres (1 ha)
Haltwhistle Burn 2, NorthumberlandNY716663308 x 308 ft (94 x 94 m)c.1¾ acres (0.7 ha)
Haltwhistle Burn 3, NorthumberlandNY716663131 x 308 ft (40 x 94 m)c.¾ acre (0.3 ha)
Haltwhistle Burn 4, NorthumberlandNY71366452 x 62 ft (16 x 19 m)< ¼ acre (? ha)
Lees Hall, NorthumberlandNY704656361 x 574 ft (110 x 175 m)c.4¼ acres (1.7 ha)
Limestone Corner, NorthumberlandNY876713154 x 161 ft (c.47 x c.49 m)c.½ acre (0.2 ha)
Markham Cottage 1, NorthumberlandNY7086601,197 x 1,509 ft (365 x 460 m)41½ acres (16.8 ha)
Markham Cottage 2, NorthumberlandNY708662348 x 427 ft (106 x 130 m)c.3½ acres (1.4 ha)
Milestone House, NorthumberlandNY721660591 x 1,886 ft (c.180 x 575 m max)17 acres (7 ha)
Norham, NorthumberlandNT889454230 x 262 ft (70 x 80 m)c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
North Yardhope, NorthumberlandNT908009449 x 472 ft (137 x 144 m)c.5 acres (4.9 ha)
Seatsides 1, NorthumberlandNY751661827 x 925 ft (252 x 282 m)c.16½ acres (6.7 ha)
Seatsides 2, NorthumberlandNY752664489 x 761 ft (149 x 232 m)8½ acres (3.4 ha)
Silloans, Rochester, NorthumberlandNT8220061,181 x 1,673 ft (c.360 x c.510 m)c.45½ acres (18.4 ha)
Sills Burn North, NorthumberlandNT825000c.410 x c.490 ft (c.125 x c.150 m)c.4½ acres (1.9 ha)
Sills Burn South, NorthumberlandNY825997c.280 x c.755 ft (85 x 230 m)4½ acres (1.8 ha)
Sunny Rigg 1, NorthumberlandNY695656260 x 165 ft (80 x 50 m)1 acre (0.4 ha)
Sunny Rigg 2, NorthumberlandNY698657230 x 280 ft (70 x 86 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Sunny Rigg 3, NorthumberlandNY70065872 x 72 ft (22 x 22 m)0.1 acres ( ha)
Swine Hill 1, NorthumberlandNY904825550 x 570 ft (168 x 174 m)6 acres (2.4 ha)
Swine Hill 2, NorthumberlandNY904825c.200 x 200 ft (< 60 x 60 m)c.¾ acre (0.3 ha)
Twice Brewed, NorthumberlandNY750667330 x 475 ft (100 x 145 m)c.3½ acres (1.4 ha)
Walwick Fell, NorthumberlandNY886708245 x 246 ft (75 x 75 m)c.1½ acres (0.5 ha)
West Woodburn, NorthumberlandNY895874c.1,020 x 1,180 ft (c.310 x 360 m)27 acres (11 ha)
Bootham Stray 1, North YorkshireSE598548280 x 492 ft (85 x 150 m)c.2½ acres (1 ha)
Bootham Stray 2, North YorkshireSE596548265 x 350 ft (81 x 107 m)c.2 acres (0.9 ha)
Breckenbrough, North YorkshireSE376839260+ x 670+ ft (80+ x 200+ m)4+ acres (1.6+ ha)!
Catterick Bridge, North YorkshireSE231991525+ x c.755 ft (160+ x c.230 m)9 acres (3.6 ha)
Cawthorn, North YorkshireSE782899c.310 x 850 ft (95 x 260 m)c.5¼ acres (2.1 ha)
Malham, North YorkshireSD914654850 x 1,020 ft (c.260 x c.310 m)20 acres (8.1 ha)
Wath, North YorkshireSE674745695 x 755 ft (c.212 x 230 m)c.12 acres (4.9 ha)
Calverton 1, NottinghamshireSK615508920 x 935 ft (280 x 285 m)26 acres (10.5 ha)
Calverton 2, NottinghamshireSK615508490 x 380 ft (115 x c.136 m)4 acres (1.7 ha)
Farnsfield, NottinghamshireSK638557c.690 x c.600 ft (c.184 x c.212 m)c.9½ acres (3.9 ha)
Gleadthorpe Plantation, Warsop, NottinghamshireSK594703670 x 530 ft (162 x 204 m)8.1 acres (3.3 ha)
Holme, NottinghamshireSK8105911,345 x 790 ft (410 x 240 m)23+ acres (9.3+ ha)
Attingham Park, ShropshireSJ556097950+ x 110+ ft (290+ x 33+ m)acres ( ha)
Bromfield, ShropshireSO485775c.1,080 x 845 ft (c.330 x 258 m)21¼ acres (8.5 ha)
Brompton Camp 1, ShropshireSO249934c.1,310 x 1,280 ft (c.400 x 390 m)c.38 acres (c.15.5 ha)
Brompton Camp 2, ShropshireSO249933755 x c.835 ft (230 x c.255 m)c.13 acres (c.5.2 ha)
Burlington Camp 1, ShropshireSJ7791061,115 x 1,510 ft (340 x 460 m)c.38½ acres (15.5 ha)
Burlington Camp 2, ShropshireSJ779107426 x 656 ft (130 x 200 m)c.6½ acres (2.5 ha)
Cound Hall, ShropshireSJ561050260+ x 690+ ft (80+ x 210+ m)4+ acres (1.7+ ha)
Ismore Coppice, ShropshireSJ556093c.656 x c.886 ft (c.200 x c.270 m)c.13¼ acres (c.5.4 ha)
Norton 1, ShropshireSJ562095c.985 x c.1,445 ft (c.300 x c.440 m)c.32 acres (c.13 ha)
Norton 2, ShropshireSJ571098c.1,035 x c.1,180 ft (c.315 x c.360 m)c.28 acres (c.11.3 ha)
Quatt, ShropshireSO738889460 x 312 ft (95 x 140 m)c.1¼ acres (1.3 ha)
Stretford Bridge 1, ShropshireSO4298411,230 x c.1,180-2,000 ft (375 x c.360-610 m)c.33-56 acres (c.13-23 ha)
Stretford Bridge 2, Craven Arms, ShropshireSO430837410 x c.345 ft (125 x c.105 m)3¼ acres (1.3 ha)
Uffington, ShropshireSJ524128c.1,150 x 1,575/1,740 ft (c.350 x 480/530 m)40/44½ acres (16.3/18 ha)
Upper Affcot, ShropshireSO444864c.980 x c.650 ft (c.300 x c.200 m)14¾ acres (6 ha)
Whittington, ShropshireSJ3503031,080 x 1,510 ft (330 x 460 m)38 acres (15.3 ha)
Norton Fitzwarren, SomersetST181259223 x 308 ft (68 x 94 m)1½ acres (0.6 ha)
Greensforge Camp 1, StaffordshireSO863885c.560 x 490 ft? (c.170 x 150 m?)c.6¼ acres? (c.2.5 ha?)
Greensforge Camp 2, StaffordshireSO863885c.246 x 197 ft (75 x 60 m)c.1 acre (0.45 ha)
Greensforge Camp 3, StaffordshireSO865890c.885 x 590+ ft (c.270 x 180+ m)c.12 acres? (c.4.8 ha?)
Greensforge Camp 4, StaffordshireSO857880460 x 770 ft (140 x 235 m)c.8 acres (3.3 ha)
Greensforge Camp 5, StaffordshireSO856885c.1,035 x 1,380 ft (315 x 420 m)c.32¾ acres (13.2 ha)
Swindon Camp, StaffordshireSO855904c.1,575 x 1,050 ft (480 x 320 m)38 acres (15 ha)
Wall 1, StaffordshireSK090066c.500 x 600 ft (152 x 182 m)6 acres (2.5 ha)
Wall 2, StaffordshireSK099064c.330 x c.490 ft (c.100 x c.150 m)c.3¾ acre (1.5 ha)
Water Eaton Camp 1, StaffordshireSJ903113c.310 x 531 ft (c.94 x 162 m)c.3¾ acres (1.5 ha)
Water Eaton Camp 2, StaffordshireSJ903111c.575 x 650+ ft (c.175 x 200+ m)8 acres (c.3.3 ha)