Birrens Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Birrens Temporary Camp is one of a small cluster of camps at Birrens and Broadlea, close to the Roman fort at Birrens, on fairly level ground in a landscape dominated by Burnswark hill to the northwest.

There are no surface indications of Birrens Temporary Camp, which is situated on relatively flat ground above the haugh (a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, forming part of the floor of the river valley) of the Mein Water.

References for Birrens Camps

  • Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.57/8;
  • Britannia xxviii (1997) p.410/11 & fig.8.

Map References for Birrens Camps

NGRef: NY2174 OSMap: LR85

Roman Roads near Birrens Camps

None identified