Bankhead Camp 1

Marching or Temporary Camps

Bankhead Camp 1 – The whole of the south and west sides of this camp are known, together with about half of the north side and a short length of the east, making a reasonable estimate of its size to be made. There appears to be a centrally placed gateway with traverse in the short south side, and two similarly defended gates in the west side; these arrangements were presumably mirrored in the fragmentary north and east sides. There is a slight change of alignment in the west side at the south gateway, which must have resulted in a re-entrant angle at the corresponding gateway in the east side.

References for Bankhead Camps

  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.41.

Map References for Bankhead Camps

NGRef: NS9844 OSMap: LR72

OS National Grid Reference: NS983450
Dimensions: 1,730 x 1,280 ft (526 x 389 m)
Area: 50¾ acres (20.5 ha)

Roman Roads near Bankhead Camps

None identified