Longforgan Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Discovered from the air as crop-marks in fields in the late-1960’s by Prof. St. Joseph, much of the perimeter of this large, trapezoidal camp had been plotted on aerial photographs by the late 70’s. The overall dimensions and configuration of its gateways place the camp in the so-called “63-acre” series. The ditch is V-shaped, 10 ft. wide and 4 ft. deep (3 x 1.2 m). The west corner-angle was located on A.P.’s in 1992 and an annexe was discovered in 1994 attached to the south-west side, close to the south corner-angle. The annexe ditch is about 3½ ft. wide by 2 ft. deep (1 x 0.6 m).

References for Longforgan Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111;
  • D.E.S. 1970 p38;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.140;
  • D.E.S. 1992 p73; Britannia xxv (1993) pp.277/8; D.E.S. 1994 p84;
  • Britannia xxvi (1995) p.332 & fig.3 p.333.

Map References for Longforgan Camp

NGRef: NO2930 OSMap: LR53

OS National Grid Reference: NO299304
Dimensions: 2,040 x c.1,450 ft (622 x c.442 m)
Area: c.64 acres (c.25.9 ha)

Roman Roads near Longforgan Camp

None identified