Dun Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

The complete outline of this Dun Camp was discovered on A.P.’s and first reported by J.K. St. Joseph in 1973. Sections acros the defences revealed a V-shaped ditch averaging 7½ ft. wide by 4 ft. deep (2.3 x 1.2 m), and also uncovered a small piece of Samian ware (type Dr. 15/17; dated 70-90AD). The camp’s position, on the north shores of the Montrose Basin, suggests that it may have been supplied by sea, possibly acting as a temporary supply-base, perhaps during the tenure of governor Julius Agricola (vide supra).

… because of the threats of a hostile army, he explored the harbours with his fleet. Agricola was the first to make it a factor in his resources, and it made a fine display as it followed his advance: the war was pushed by land and sea simultaneously, …” (Tacitus Agricola)

Map References for Dun Camp

NGRef: NO6859 OSMap: LR54

OS National Grid Reference: NO689595
Dimensions: 660 x 545 ft (201 x 166 m)
Area: 8¼ acres (3.34 ha)

Roman Roads near Dun Camp

None identified