Dunipace Marching Camp
Marching or Temporary Camps
Dunipace Camp was discovered from the air in 1983 on the north bank of the Carron just north-east of the Hills of Dunipace. The ditch was sectioned in 1987 and was found to vary considerably between 6½ to 14¾ ft. wide by a maximum of about 5 ft. deep (c.2-4.5 x 1.5 m). The south-west angle was seen from the air in 1983, the north-west angle was seen as a raised, curved bank still surviving in woodland in 1988, the north-east angle was recorded as a raised earthwork in heavy woodland the same year, and the remaining south-east angle was recorded as a curving scarp within a plantation in 1990; thus the entire perimeter of this very large camp can be extrapolated, with three of its angles surviving as raised earthworks.
References for Dunipace Camp
- Britannia xv (1984) p.274;
- Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.37;
- Britannia xix (1988) p.427;
- Britannia xx (1989) p.271;
- Britannia xxi (1990) p.312 & fig.6 p.311;
- Britannia xxii (1991) p.230.
Map References for Dunipace Camp
NGRef: NS8482 OSMap: LR65
OS National Grid Reference: NS842845
Dimensions: c.2,360+ x 2,130+ ft (c.720+ x 650+ m)
Area: c.130 acres (c.50 ha)