Markham Cottage 2 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

These camps lie only 120 yards (110m) to the south of the Vallum, about 570 yards (520m) west of the Wall Fort at Great Chesters. There are many other camps in the neighbourhood; on the far side of Hadrian’s Wall to the north at Burnhead and Chesters Pike, four more on the east side of the Caw Burn at Haltwhistle, another on the south side of the Stanegate to the south-west at Lees Hall and others along the Stanegate to east and west.

Markham Cottage Camp 2 is sited within the NE quadrant of the much bigger Camp-1, and utilises part of the original camp’s N defences to form the N rampart. Rectangular in outline, the only identifiable gateways are located in the centre of the shorter N & S sides, that on the S apparently protected by an external claviculum. Like its parent camp this smaller encampment was built facing N.

Map References for Markham Cottage Camps

NGRef: NY708661 OSMap: LR86/87

OS National Grid Reference: NY708662
Dimensions: 348 x 427 ft (106 x 130 m)
Area: c.3½ acres (1.4 ha)

Roman Roads near Markham Cottage Camps

None identified