Garnhall Camps

Marching or Temporary Camps

Garnhall Camp 1

N.G.R EF
D IMENSIONS
A REA
D ESCRIPTION
NS786780
850 x 570 ft (262 x 174 m)
c.11¼ acres (4.5 ha)
This camp was discovered in the fields of Garnhall Farm on A.P.'s taken by J.K. St. Joseph in 1952. These photographs revealed about 750 ft. of the SE and some 200 ft of the NE sides of a rectangular enclosure. The north side and the north-west angle were located on A.P.'s by 1965, which enabled a reasonable estimate of its dimensions to be made for the first time. A length of the S ditch, 270 ft. (82 m) long, was excavated in 1993. It was up to 5½ ft. wide and 2½ ft. deep (1.7 by 0.78 m), and had been allowed to silt-up naturally.

Garnhall Camp 2, (West)

N.G.R EF
D IMENSIONS
A REA
D ESCRIPTION
NS780779
1,000 x 300+ ft (305 x 91+ m)
>6¾ acres (>2.8 ha)
This large enclosure was identified on A.P.'s taken in the early-1960's, when the rounded south-west corner-angle and attached lengths, about 1,000 ft. of the south side and over 300 ft. of the west defences, were recorded on the slopes to the west of Garnhall Farm.

References for Garnhall Camps

Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.86; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80; Britannia xxi (1990) p.312; Britannia xxiii (1992) pp.262-4 & fig.6; Britannia xxv (1994) pp.255/6 & fig.5; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.334; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.408.Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.86; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80; Britannia xxi (1990) p.312; Britannia xxiii (1992) pp.262-4 & fig.6; Britannia xxv (1994) pp.255/6 & fig.5; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.334; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.408. Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.86; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80; Britannia xxi (1990) p.312; Britannia xxiii (1992) pp.262-4 & fig.6; Britannia xxv (1994) pp.255/6 & fig.5; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.334; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.408.Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.86; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-64 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.80; Britannia xxi (1990) p.312; Britannia xxiii (1992) pp.262-4 & fig.6; Britannia xxv (1994) pp.255/6 & fig.5; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.334; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.408.

Map References for Garnhall Camps

NGRef: NS7877 OSMap: LR64

Roman Roads near Garnhall Camps

None identified