Forteviot Temporary Camp

Annexe and Marching or Temporary Camps

Forteviot Camp 1

OS National Grid Reference: NO039175
Dimensions: c.2,050 x 1,350 ft? (c.625 x 411 m?)
Area: c.63½ acres (c.25.7 ha)
Description: Discovered in August 1951, …. The two shorter sides of this camp are slightly bowed out at their centrally-placed gateways while the longer sides are bowed slightly inwards, the re-entrant angles being focussed upon the two gateways in each of these sides. Camp #2 is attached to its south side.

Forteviot Camp 2 (Annexe)

OS National Grid Reference: NO039175
Dimensions: 329 x 290 ft (100 x 88 m)
Area: c.2¼ acres (8.8 ha)
Description: An ‘annexe’ or smaller camp was discovered in the early-1960’s attached to the south side of the main Camp #1 between the south gate and the south-east angle.
Broomhill, Perthshire (on temporary camp site) An entry in the Perthshire Courier for 3 September 1829 reads, ‘A woman shearing on the farm of Broomhill, at Forteviot last week, found a small gold coin which she supposed to be brass but which is a gold coin of the Emperor Hadrian in the most beautiful preservation’: Hadrian (AD 117-138) aureus

References for Forteviot Camps

  • Roman Britain in 1952 in J.R.S. xliii (1953) p.105;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1956) p.87;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.93;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.82.

Map References for Forteviot Camps

NGRef: NO0317 OSMap: LR58

Roman Roads near Forteviot Camps

None identified