Chew Green Camp 3

Marching or Temporary Camps

Chew Green Camp 3 is a parallelogram with its S extremity overlapping the N defences of Camp-I. There are Gateways in the centre of the shorter N & S sides, the N protected by an external titulum; there are several gaps in the E & W defences but the only confirmed gateway appears on the W side, just N of the defences of Camp-I, where an external titulum marks this particular gap in the rampart as a defended gateway; there is a corresponding gap placed roughly opposite with no extra defences which may also have been a gate. Dere Street passes by between 80-200 feet (25-60m) away to the E, the camp is not aligned on it but rather utilizes the local topography to advantage.

Other Roman Sites in the Neighbourhood

Aside from the fortlet at Chew Green (NT7808) and another nearby at Brownhart Law (NT7909), there are also several Roman marching camps in the area; two at Chew Green itself (NT7808; see below), three to the north at Pennymuir (NT7513), and another two to the south at Featherwood (NT8105). In addition, there is a Roman Practice Works at Woden Law, a little way to the north (NT7612) near the Pennymuir camps, one of only three such works in Scotland, the other two being located at Burnswark in Dumfries & Galloway.

Map References for Chew Green

OS National Grid Reference: NT786086
Dimensions: c.605 x c.985 ft (c.185 x c.300 m)
Area: c.13¾ acres (5.5 ha)

References for Chew Green

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E. (H.M.S.O, London, 1995).

Roman Roads near Chew Green

SSE (8) to Bremenivm (High Rochester, Northumberland) NW (10) to Cappvck (Borders)