Cawthorn Temporary Camp C

Marching or Temporary Camps

Cawthorn Temporary Camp C are the earthwork remains of a Roman temporary camp of irregular plan and probably dating to the late 1st and early 2nd century AD. It forms part of a group of four earthworks known collectively as ‘Cawthorn Camps’ comprising two forts, one with a later annexe, and a camp. Camp C is of unusual coffin-shaped design; it has three gates, with external clavicula entrances, located on its eastern side.

References for Cawthorn

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E. (pp.137-142);
  • The Archaeology of Roman Britain by R.G. Collingwood (Methuen, London, 1930) pp.9-12; 

Map References for Cawthorn

NGRef: SE7889 OSMap: LR94/100

OS National Grid Reference: SE782899

Roman Roads near Cawthorn

Probable road: NE (17) to Whitby (North Yorkshire) Probable road: S (12) to Derventio Brigantvm (Malton, North Yorkshire) N (10) to Lease Rigg