Esgairperfedd Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Esgairperfedd Temporary Camp was discovered in 1966, this moorland camp lies at an altitude of 1,525 ft (465 m). The complete circuit may be traced aside from the SW corner-angle, which lies submerged in bog. All four gateways are visible, each protected by internal claviculae, placed centrally in the E and W sides, and in the N and S off-set to the E on a ratio of 3:2; the camp therefore faced E. There is a similarly sized camp only 4½ miles to the E at St. Harmon.

References for Esgairperfedd Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) pp.123-6 & fig.10;
  • The Roman Frontier in Wales by V.E. Nash-Williams (Cardiff 1969) p.126 & fig.66; 

Map References for Esgairperfedd Camp

NGRef: SN9269 OSMap: LR136/148

OS National Grid Reference: SN924799
Dimensions: 920 x 800 ft (280 x 244 m)
Area: c.17 acres (c.6.84 ha)

Roman Roads near Esgairperfedd Camp

None identified