Boomby Lane 1 Temporary Camp

Lying on the west bank of the River Eden between Grinsdale and Knockupworth between the Wall and Vallum, are two superimposed Roman encampments. Both camps are aligned roughly east-west but do not share any defensive elements, the smaller camp overlying the western defences of the larger and misaligned with it. The relationship and building sequence of these two camps has yet to be determined.

This camp is the larger of the two at Boomby Lane and has two gates, set centrally in the north and the south sides, both of which were protected by external titulum defences. The camp faced ENE.

Map References for Boomby Lane 1 Temporary Camp

OS National Grid Reference: NY36875739
Dimensions: 460 x 545 ft (140 x 166 m)
Area: 5¾ acres (2.3 ha)

References for Boomby Lane 1 Temporary Camp

Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.

Roman Roads near Boomby Lane 1 Temporary Camp

Roman Military Way: NW (2.5) to Aballava (Burgh by Sands, Cumbria) Roman Military Way: E (2.5) to Luguvalium (Carlisle) Fort (Carlisle, Cumbria)