Chew Green Camp 1

Marching or Temporary Camps

Chew Green I, Northumberland is an almost square camp is partly overlain on its N by the S defences of Camp-III, the Chew Green fort (IV) lies wholly within the defences of this camp towards the W side, and later fortlet and annexe (V) partly obliterated the camps E defences, no gateways are known except in the middle of the W side which is coincident with the W gateway of the fort. Dere Street passes close by the E side but the defences were not aligned with the road, being about 165 feet (c.50m) distant at the camps S end and around 100 feet (c.30m) to the N.

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: NT788084
Dimensions: c.885 x c.935 ft (c.270 x c.285 m)
Area: 19 acres (7.7 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)