Greensforge 5 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This camp lies on the west bank of the Smestow Brook about 625 feet (190m) north of Camp-4. The camp faces east and is evidently aligned on the river-crossing. Its defensive circuit is substantial but incomplete; the north-east and south-east corner-angles are undefined.

References for Greensforge Camp 2

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1955-7 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlviii (1958) p.95;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233;

Map References for Greensforge Camp 2

OSMap: LR139

OS National Grid Reference: SO856885
Dimensions: c.1,035 x 1,380 ft (315 x 420 m)
Area: c.32¾ acres (13.2 ha)

Roman Roads near Greensforge Camp 2

None identified