Oathlaw Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NO4555
Dimensions: c.3,000 x c.1,950 ft (c.914 x c.594 m)
Area: c.134 acres (c.54 ha)
Almost the entire perimeter of this large camp is known, the rest may be easily conjectured. Most of the S side, 3,100 ft. long, with two tutulus gateways and traces of the slightly acute SE angle, almost the entire E side, 2,060 ft. long with a tutulus gateway positioned almost centrally in the side, also the perfect north-east angle along with most of the N side, which bends markedly inwards at its easternmost gateway. The missing NW angle would have been quite obtuse, and a small surviving section of the W rampart seems to prove this. The entire W rampart would originally have measured a little over 1,500 ft. The SW corner-angle was submerged in a pond during Roy's time, which has since been drained. The north-west part of the camp is dominated by a natural hill called Wolf Law which lies entirely within the perimeter of the Roman enclosure.

References for Oathlaw Camp

Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.94-97 & figs.23/24; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.64.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.94-97 & figs.23/24; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.64. Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.94-97 & figs.23/24; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.64.Topography of Roman Scotland North of the Antonine Wall by O.G.S. Crawford (Cambridge 1949) pp.94-97 & figs.23/24; Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.64.

Map References for Oathlaw Camp

NGRef: NO4555 OSMap: LR54

Roman Roads near Oathlaw Camp

None identified