Kirkby Thore 1 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Kirkby Thore 1 is an almost-rectangular camp was possibly the first to be built in the area. Camp-2 lies in its south-west corner. All but the north-east side of its perimeter is recorded; this side is limited by a natural valley draining marshland to the north-east. Several gaps are visible in the perimeter but only one gateway is confirmed, near the centre of the south-west side. The northern defences of Camp-2 join with the south-west side at the original south-west entrance.

Map References for Kirkby Thore Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NY626252
Dimensions: 650 x 804 ft (198 x 245 m)
Area: 12 acres (4.8 ha)

References for Kirkby Thore Camps

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.
  • The Carvetii by Higham and Jones (Sutton, 1985)

Roman Roads near Kirkby Thore Camps

None identified