Newton-on-Trent Marching Camp 1 and 2

Marching or Temporary Camps

There are two suspected temporary marching camps to the immediate south of the vexillation fortress towards North Clifton (SK8273). The camps seemingly overlap each other, though the building sequence cannot be ascertained without archaeological excavation. The camps occupy an inferior position to the fortress, suggesting that they were built after it, though one of the camps may be contemporary with the fortress itself, possibly protecting the work-force assigned to the fortress’ construction. Both of the camps have been identified from linear cropmarks recorded on aerial photographs, but the outlines of both are only fragmentary;

Map References for Newton On Trent

OS National Grid Reference: SK824737
Dimensions: c.1,040 x 1,000 ft (c.317 x 305 m)
Area: c.23¾ acres (c.9.7 ha)

References for Newton On Trent

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-1964 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) pp.74-6 & fig.2;

Roman Roads near Newton On Trent

None identified