Gilnockie Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

“This Roman temporary camp is situated on a gentle SW-facing slope about 800m E of Glencartholm farmhouse. A regular parallelogram on plan, it measures about 450m by 220m (9.9 ha) within a single rampart and external ditch. Practically the entire NW side is overlain by a modern farm-track, and a railway embankment has encroached on half the SW side. Elsewhere its perimeter may be traced with ease, the SE portion which lies within a wood, being particularly well preserved; the rampart in these parts measures as much as 6.5m in thickness and 1.2m in height. Each of the six gates was protected by a titulum, but only three, situated on the NE and SE sides, can still be readily identified, and the SW gate has been completely destroyed by the construction of the railway.”

RCAHMS. (1981a) The archaeological sites and monuments of Ewesdale and Lower Eskdale, Annandale and Eskdale District, Dumfries and Galloway Region, The archaeological sites and monuments of Scotland series no 13. Edinburgh. Page(s): 16, no. 71 RCAHMS Shelf Number: A.1.2.ARC/13

Map References for Gilnockie Camp

NGRef: NY3879 OSMap: LR85

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Roman Roads near Gilnockie Camp

None identified