Kirkhouse Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Kirkhouse Marching Camp was discovered from the air in 1983, underlies the Roman road from Biggar to the Forth and thus probably predated it. In size this camp is similar to that at Carlops, which lies about a day’s march to the north-east.

References for Kirkhouse Camp

  • Britannia xv (1984) p.276;
  • Britannia xvii (1985) p.371;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.33.

Map References for Kirkhouse Camp

NGRef: NT0946 OSMap: LR72

OS National Grid Reference: NT097462
Dimensions: 1,430 x 1,180 ft (435 x 360 m)
Area: 38¾ acres (15.7 ha)

Roman Roads near Kirkhouse Camp

NE (9) to Carlops (Lothian) SW (8.5) to Cornhill (Coulter, Strathclyde) NE (4.5) to Slipperfield