Kintore Camps

Marching or Temporary Camps

Deer's Den, Kintore Camp 1
OS National Grid Reference: NJ787158
Dimensions: c.2,400 x c.2,000 ft (c.732 x c.610 m)
Area: c.110 acres (c.44.5 ha)
The Kintore camp was identified in 1867/8 by Captain E.H. Courtney, at which time the rampart measured about 18 ft. across and in places stood 6 or 8 ft. high. The camp is known from two opposing corner-angles with attached lengths of the adjacent sides. The NE angle subtends about 93°, to which is attached 1,000 ft. of the E side and 1,650 ft. of the N side. The Opposing SW corner-angle is likewise, slightly obtuse, subtending 94°, with about 800 ft. of the attached S side and about 1,600 ft of the W. The camp measures about 2,000 ft. E-W, by about ¼ mile N-S. The ditch varies both in overall dimensions and in form; U-shaped and only around 8¾ ft wide by 2½ ft deep (c.2.7 x 0.75 m) at the NE angle but around 10½ ft wide by 4½ ft deep (3.2 x 1.4 m), and with a V-profile elsewhere. It is similar in size to others at Raedykes, Normandykes, Ythan Wells and Muiryfold.
Kintore Camp 2
OS National Grid Reference: NJ784175
Dimensions: 1,000+ x 1,300? ft (c.300 x 400? m)
Area: c.30 acres? (c.12 ha?)
This camp, discovered from the air in 1976 and investigated on the ground the same year, lies only ¾-mile north of the larger Camp #1. The ditch is V-shaped, 4 ft. wide and a maximum of 2½ ft. deep (1.2 x 0.76 m). The lie of the ground in the locality limits the area available for occupation to around 30 acres.

References for Kintore Camps

Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.112-5 & fig.30; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.65; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140; Britannia ix (1978) p.277; D.E.S. 1984 p.12; Britannia xix (1988) p.425; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.405; Britannia xxix (1998) p.376; D.E.S. 2000 p.10; Britannia xxxiii (2002) p.285; Britannia xxxiv (2003) p.301.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.112-5 & fig.30; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.65; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140; Britannia ix (1978) p.277; D.E.S. 1984 p.12; Britannia xix (1988) p.425; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.405; Britannia xxix (1998) p.376; D.E.S. 2000 p.10; Britannia xxxiii (2002) p.285; Britannia xxxiv (2003) p.301. Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.112-5 & fig.30; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.65; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140; Britannia ix (1978) p.277; D.E.S. 1984 p.12; Britannia xix (1988) p.425; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.405; Britannia xxix (1998) p.376; D.E.S. 2000 p.10; Britannia xxxiii (2002) p.285; Britannia xxxiv (2003) p.301.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.112-5 & fig.30; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.65; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140; Britannia ix (1978) p.277; D.E.S. 1984 p.12; Britannia xix (1988) p.425; Britannia xxviii (1997) p.405; Britannia xxix (1998) p.376; D.E.S. 2000 p.10; Britannia xxxiii (2002) p.285; Britannia xxxiv (2003) p.301.

Roman Roads near Kintore Camps

None identified