Fell End Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Fell End Temporary Marching Camp is a large camp, which lies astride the Stanegate about a mile (1.7km) E of the fort at Carvoran, is roughly rectangular, but none of its sides are completely straight. The E side is bowed inwards towards the middle where the Stanegate entered the camp, the N side is pretty straight for most of its length but bows southwards towards the NW corner-angle, the S side consists of two reasonably straight stretches which bow inwards towards the S gateway, the W defences bow outwards by a considerable amount, both the NW & SW corner-angles being in excess of 100°. The camp was evidently built after the Stanegate, which passes along the long axis via its E and W gateways. There are two other gates placed more-or-less centrally in the N side and in the S side displaced slightly to the E. The camp is located on steep slopes which makes a considerble part of the interior unsuitable or the pitching of tents, and the maximum area available would have been something in the region of 18½ acres (7.5 ha). A modern quarry tramway crosses the site from N to S, and much of the camp’s interior has been damaged by quarrying.

Map References for Fell End Camp

NGRef: NY685654 OSMap: LR86/87

OS National Grid Reference: NY685654
Dimensions: 787 x 1,181 ft (240 x 360 m)
Area: 21½ acres (8.7 ha)

Roman Roads near Fell End Camp

None identified