Glanmiheli Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: SO157901
Dimensions: 725 x 650 (800) ft (221 x 198 (244) m)
Area: 10¾-13¼ acres (4.38-5.39 ha)
Description: Known only from a 425 ft (130m) length of the E side and 625ft (190m) of the S side, there is room enough here for a camp measuring about 725ft E-W by a maximum of 800ft N-S (221 x 244 m). The ditch on the E side, when trenched, was found to be V-shaped, 3½ft wide and 2½ft deep (1.06 x 0.76 m). A gateway is recorded in the S side.

This large marching camp, like the nearby camp at Brompton some six miles to the east, has been described by Professor St. Joseph as a “campaign camp” and dated to the campaigns of the governor Publius Ostorius Scapula sometime between 47-52AD. The suspected Roman military road between the forts at Levobrinta (Forden Gaer) in the north-east and Mediomanum (Caersws) in the west passes by the camp some two miles to the north. (Webster, p.84)

References for Glanmiheli Camp

Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993); Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.235; Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993); Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.235; Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993); Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.235; Rome Against Caratacus by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993); Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.235;

Map References for Glanmiheli Camp

NGRef: SO1590 OSMap: LR136

Roman Roads near Glanmiheli Camp

None identified