Burnfield Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Burnfield Camp was first noticed as crop-marks visible from the air by Dr. I.B.M. Ralston & Mr. A.G. Shepard in 1982 and investigated on the ground by Dr. Ralston and Prof. St. Joseph later that same year, this camp lies on the south bank of the River Deveron near Rothiemay. The defences have been only partially traced but the camp is unlikely to have exceeded 40 acres in size due to topographical constraints. The ditch, where known, does not exceed 4¾ ft. wide by about 1¾ ft. deep (1.44 x 0.5 m).

Map References for Burnfield Camp

OS National Grid Reference: NJ540476
Dimensions: 1,180+ x 885+ ft (360+ x 270+ m)
Area: c.40 acres? (c.16 ha?)

References for Burnfield Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.34;
  • Britannia xv (1984) p.273.

Roman Roads near Burnfield Camp

None identified