Shawhead Temporary Camps

Marching or Temporary Camps

There are two camps at this location.

Shawhead Camp 1

OS National Grid Reference: NX878762
Dimensions: 350+ x 300+ ft (107+ x 91+ m)
Area: >2½ acres (>0.97 ha)
Description: This camp was discovered in 1960 when the northern corner angle and attached lengths of the north-west and north-east sides, measuring 350 ft. and 300 ft, respectively, were seen as crop-marks on aerial photographs.

Shawhead Camp 2

OS National Grid Reference: NX878762
Dimensions: 180+ x 180+ ft (55+ x 55+ m)
Area: >¾-acre (0.3 ha)
Description: This camp was discovered in 1960 when 180 ft lengths of both the north and east sides, together with the well-rounded north-east corner-angle were seen as crop marks on A.P.’s.

References for Shawhead Camps

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1958-1960 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. li (1961) p.122.

Map References for Shawhead Camps

NGRef: NX878762 OSMap: LR84

Roman Roads near Shawhead Camps

None identified