Inverquharity Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Inverquharity Temporary Camp was discovered from the air in 1984 and investigated on the ground the same year. The ditch on the east was found to be 4 ft. wide and 3 ft. deep (1.2 x 0.9 m), cut into a subsoil of loose gravel, apparently backfilled after a short period of use. The camp has three Stracathro-type gateways, one in the middle of each of its surviving sides, its north side having been destroyed by erosion.

References for Inverquharity

  • Britannia xv (1984) p.274;
  • Britannia xvi (1985) p.263;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) pp.15/16;
  • Britannia xxxiv (2003) pp.301/2.Britannia xv (1984) p.274;

Map References for Inverquharity

NGRef: NO4058 OSMap: LR54

OS National Grid Reference: NO406580
Dimensions: c.530 x 475 ft (c.162 x 145 m)
Area: c.5¾ acres (c.2.3 ha)

Roman Roads near Inverquharity

Probable Military Road: WSW (11) to Cardean (Tayside) Probable Military Road: ENE (14) to Stracathro (Tayside)