Dargues Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NY860937
Dimensions: 656 x 984 ft (c.200 x c.300 m)
Area: 14½ acres (5.9 ha)
Description: This rectangular, 'playing card' shaped camp has four gates each originally protected by internal clavicula defences. The gates are placed centrally in the south-west and north-east sides and those on the longer north-west and south-east sides offset 165 feet (50m) to the north-east; the camp therefore faced in this direction. Dargues Burn flows past the camp outside the south-eastern defences and Dere Street is roughly aligned with the north-eastern defences. Modern drains have destroyed the ramparts at many points, especially the north-east side, and farm buildings have obliterated the eastern corner-angle.

References for Dargues Camp

Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E. Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.

Map References for Dargues Camp

NGRef: NY8693 OSMap: LR80

Roman Roads near Dargues Camp

Dere Street: NNW (2) to Blakehope (Northumberland) Dere Street: SSE (4) to Risingham (Risingham, Northumberland)