Marcus Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Discovered from the air in 1967 by J.K. St Joseph, this camp lies on the Marcus Estate, close to Marcus Cottage. There is a small annexe attached to the southern part of the west side, a situation encountered at many of the camps of the so-called ’63-acre’ series. The western defensive ditch was sectioned in 1987 and proved to be about 10¼ ft. wide by 4 ft. deep (3.15 x 1.2 m). The camp was aligned east-west with two gateways in each of the longer sides and a single gateway set centrally in each of the shorter sides, all defended by titulum outworks.

References for Marcus Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111;
  • Britannia xix (1988) pp.425/6. Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; 

Map References for Marcus Camp

NGRef: NO5158 OSMap: LR54

OS National Grid Reference: NO497574
Dimensions: 2,125 x 1,325+ ft (648 x 404+ m)
Area: c.64½ acres (c.26 ha)

Roman Roads near Marcus Camp

None identified