Boomby Lane 2 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

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 small camp lies almost entirely within Boomby Lane-1 and has more pronounced crop-marks. No gateways are visible on A.P.’s.

Map References for Boomby Lane 2 Temporary Camp

OS National Grid Reference: NY36835740
Dimensions: 236 x 466 ft (72 x 142 m)
Area: c.3 acres (1.2 ha)

References for Boomby Lane 2 Temporary Camp

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

Roman Roads near Boomby Lane 2 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)