Abernethy (Carey) Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

The camp at Carey, near Abernethy, was first reported by J.K. St. Joseph in 1973, almost the entire perimeter of this large, roughly rhomboidal camp has been established, and the rest may be closely conjectured. There are two gateways with titulum outworks visible in the southern defences, but no other gateways are viible; the position of the central east gate may be accurately placed beneath the railway embankment which cuts across the north-east part of the camp, as can the westernmost gateway in the north side. The disposition and size of this large camp closely resembles that at Dunning, which lies some 10 miles to the west.

References for Carey Abernethy Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) pp.219-20 & figs.11/12;
  • D.E.S. 1974 p.52; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140.

Map References for Carey Abernethy Camp

NGRef: NO1716 OSMap: LR58

OS National Grid Reference: NO174165
Dimensions: 2,290 x 2,160 ft (698 x 658 m)
Area: 113½ acres (46 ha)

Roman Roads near Carey Abernethy Camp

None identified