Scone Park Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Discovered on aerial photographs taken in 1952 when a 675 ft. length of the north-east side including a gateway and tutulus outwork were discovered, also the rounded northern corner-angle. Part of the south side, complete with gateway, was identified on A.P.’s in the mid-1960’s, enabling an estimate of the dimensions to be made. The gates in the long sides to north and south are not opposite one another, which probably indicates that there are two gates in both these sides with central gateways in the shorter sides, it is very likely, therefore, that this camp belongs to the so-called “63-acre” series. The majority of the camp lies beneath the race-course.

References for Scone Park Camp

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1955) p.87;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; D.E.S. 1970 p.38.

Map References for Scone Park Camp

NGRef: NO1027 OSMap: LR53/58

OS National Grid Reference: NO104272
Dimensions: 1,800+ x 1,290 ft (c.550+ x 393 m)
Area: >53ΒΌ acres (>21.5 ha)

Roman Roads near Scone Park Camp

None identified