Dalswinton Camps

Marching or Temporary Camps

The Dalswinton Marching Camps

Dalswinton Camp 1, Bankfoot

OS National Grid Reference: NX934841
Dimensions: 1,775 x 1,550 ft (541 x 472 m)
Area: 63¼ acres (25.5 ha)
Description: The largest of the Dalswinton camps lies beside the Nith on its east bank, totally enclosing the site of the fort. Identified on A.P.'s taken in the 1940's by its eastern angle and long attached lengths of the south-east and north-east sides, 1,500 ft and 1,600 ft respectively. The south-west side was located on aerial photographs taken in 1960, fixing the camp's north-east to south-west dimension at 1,550 ft., and the north corner-angle and an attached length of the north-west side had been recorded on A.P.'s by 1965 and in the early 1970's, establishing its north-west to south-east dimension as 1,775 ft. Photographs taken in 1984 show gateways of Stracathro-type in its SE and NE sides. The north angle of Camp #2 overlaps the south-eastern defences of this camp.

Dalswinton Camp 2 (South)

OS National Grid Reference: NX936839
Dimensions: c.625 x 350+ ft (c.190 x 107+ m)
Area: c.7½ acres (c.3 ha)
Description: This camp was first reported in 1951 when 550 ft. of the west and 350 ft. of its north sides were recorded. The north defences includes an external clavicular gateway with straight ditch of Stracathro-type. Its north corner overlies the south-eastern defences of Camp #1. Aerial photographs in 1984 disclosed another Stracathro-type entrance on the western side which enabled a rough estimate of the camp's dimensions to be made.

Dalswinton Camp 3

OS National Grid Reference: NX9383
Dimensions: 300 x 180 ft (91 x 55 m)
Area: 1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Description: Lying on the west bank of the river Nith opposite the fort, this small enclosure may be another Roman encampment.

References for Dalswinton Camps

Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.58/9; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.79; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217; Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30 & plate.VIIb.Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.58/9; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.79; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217; Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30 & plate.VIIb. Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.58/9; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.79; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217; Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30 & plate.VIIb.Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.58/9; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.89; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.79; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217; Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30 & plate.VIIb.

Map References for Dalswinton Camps

NGRef: NX934841 OSMap: LR78

Roman Roads near Dalswinton Camps

None identified