Castledykes Marching Camp 3

Marching or Temporary Camps

Castledykes Marching Camp 3 was a small camp lies wholly within the southern defences of the much-larger Camp #1. There is a gateway protected by an external tutulus earthwork in its north-west defences. This small camp was completely within the perimeter of Camp 1.  Finds have not revealed whether it preceded or followed the occupation date of the larger camp.

Map References for Castledykes Marching Camp 3

OS National Grid Reference: ?
Dimensions: 400 x 250 ft (c.122 x 76 m)
Area: 2¼ acres (c.0.9 ha)

References for Castledykes Marching Camp 3

  • Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.57;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.85;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.133;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30 & plate.VIII;
  • Britannia xix (1988) p.429 & fig.10 p.430; Britannia xxi (1990) p.312;
  • Britannia xxiv (1993) p.281.

Roman Roads near Castledykes Marching Camp 3

NW (16) to Bothwellhaugh (Clydesdale)
ESE (18) to Lyne (Borders) via Bankhead
Probable Road: WSW (22) to Loudoun Hill (Clydesdale)