Cornhill Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Discovered from the air by Prof. St. Joseph in 1972, this camp overlooks a large meander of the Clyde just south-west of Biggar. The original camp was later reduced in size to just over 32 acres (13 ha). The camp is similar in size to the two-phase camp at Carlops, about two day’s march to the north-east beyond the similarly-sized camp at Kirkhouse, just one day’s march away.

References for Cornhill Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) pp.33/4;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.133 & fig.6, p.134;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217.

Map References for Cornhill Camp

NGRef: NT0235 OSMap: LR72

OS National Grid Reference: NT022359
Dimensions: 1,550 x 1,180 ft (472 x 360 m)
Area: 42 acres (17 ha)

Roman Roads near Cornhill Camp

NE (8.5) to Kirkhovse (Strathclyde) SW (4) to Lamington (Strathclyde)