Dalkeith Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Dalkeith /Smeaton Camp was reported by St. Joseph in 1965 and excavated in 1995, the western ditch was seen to be V-shaped, with a square “ankle-breaker”/drainage-slot in the bottom, up to 11½ feet wide by around 5½ feet deep (3.5 x 1.7 m). A gateway in the north side is defended by a tutulus outwork.

There are other camps along the Esk at Eskbank, Lugton and Inveresk.

References for Dalkeith Camp

  • Britannia xxvii (1996) p.402; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.216;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80.Britannia xxvii (1996) p.402;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.216;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80.
  • https://canmore.org.uk/site/53461/dalkeith

Map References for Dalkeith Camp

NGRef: NT3469 OSMap: LR66

OS National Grid Reference: NT345693
Dimensions: 950+ x 600+ ft (290+ x 183+ m)
Area: >13 acres (>5.3 ha)

Roman Roads near Dalkeith Camp

None identified