Dalswinton Camp 1 Bankfoot

Marching or Temporary Camps

Dalswinton Camp 1, Bankfoot is 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.

References for Dalswinton Camps

  • Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli 1951 pp.58/9;
  • Roman Britain, 1910-1960 by I.A. Richmond in J.R.S. l (1960) p.183;
  • The Roman Occupations of Scotland by B.R. Hartley in Britannia iii (1972) pp.1-55;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.217;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) pp.131-3 & fig.5;
  • Roman Britain by Peter Salway (Oxford 1981) p.151;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.27.

Map References for Dalswinton Camps

NGRef: NX934841 OSMap: LR78

OS National Grid Reference: NX934841
Dimensions: 1,775 x 1,550 ft (541 x 472 m)
Area: 63ΒΌ acres (25.5 ha)

Roman Roads near Dalswinton Camps

None identified