Ruthwell Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NY102677
Dimensions: c.535 x 450+ ft (c.163 x 137+ m)
Area: >5½ acres (>2.2 ha)
Description: This small camp was discovered by CUCAP in 1978 just north of Ruthwell village. The whole of the NE side is known, along with the rounded N and E corner-angles and attached lengths of the adjacent sides. The location of the SW side being unknown, its size may only be estimated. There are other camps on the coast of South Dumfriesshire at Annanfoot and Ward Law, to east and west respectively. Their locations make an early Flavian date likely.

References for Ruthwell Camp

Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.40.Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.40. Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.40.Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.40.

Map References for Ruthwell Camp

NGRef: NY1067 OSMap: LR85

Roman Roads near Ruthwell Camp

None identified