Edenwood Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This camp was discovered from the air by Professor St. Joseph in 1978. The camp measures 2,063 ft. from north-west to south-east by 1,309 ft. transversely, enclosing an area of almost exactly 62 acres. The ditch on the south side, when examined in 1995, was found to be a maximum of around 10 ft. wide by about 3 ft. deep (3 x 0.8 m) with a V-shaped profile. An annexe is attached to the north-west side, between the gateway and the west angle, measuring about 400 ft. NE-SW by about 348 ft. transversely (c.122 x 106 m) and enclosing almost 3¼ acres (c.1.3 ha). The size of the camp and the presence of an annexe has led to its being designated one of the so-called “63-acre” series, of which the next nearest example is that at Auchtermuchty, wich lies about 7½ miles (12 km) to the west. A number of stray Roman finds have been uncovered by metal-detectorists in the area: in 1995 “a Roman enameled headstud brooch” (NO383146), in 1996 “a fragment of a Romano-British plate-and-fantail brooch” (NO365134), and in 1998 “a Roman copper-alloy trumpet brooch” (NO362126).

References for Edenwood Camp

  • Britannia x (1979) p.274;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.36; D.E.S. 1995 p.27, 1996 p.48, 1998 p.39;
  • Britannia xxvii (1996) p.398.

Map References for Edenwood Camp

NGRef: NO3511 OSMap: LR59

OS National Grid Reference: NO359114
Dimensions: 2,063 x 1,309 ft (629 x 399 m)
Area: c.62 acres (c.25 ha)

Roman Roads near Edenwood Camp

None identified