Grassy Walls Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NO1028
Dimensions: c.2,800 x c.1,600 ft (c.850 x c.490 m)
Area: c.103 acres (c.41.6 ha)
This camp was discovered by General Roy in 1771, about ½ mile NE of the fort at Bertha on the opposite bank of the Tay. The camp occupies a promontory encompassing Donald's Bank and Grassy Walls, overlooking the Tay from the E. It is very irregular in outline; the E side is just over 3,000 ft. long, the S possibly about the same, the N side about 1,600 ft. and the W side about 1,800 ft. The main Roman road into north-east Scotland passes through the centre of the encampment, after fording the Tay to the SW.

References for Grassy Walls Camp

Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.64-7 & fig.13; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.63; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.91.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.64-7 & fig.13; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.63; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.91. Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.64-7 & fig.13; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.63; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.91.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.64-7 & fig.13; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.63; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.91.

Map References for Grassy Walls Camp

NGRef: NO1028 OSMap: LR53/58

Roman Roads near Grassy Walls Camp

NE (7.5) to Cargill (Tayside) SW (0.5) to Bertha