St Madoes Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NO209196
Dimensions: 290+ x 190+ ft (88+ x 58+ m)
Area: >1¼ acres (>0.5 ha)
Description: Recorded on aerial photographs in the late-1960's, this small camp lies on the north bank of the Tay opposite the vexillation fortress at Carpow. Its north-western corner-angle together with a 290 ft length of the west side and 190 ft. of the north are all that remain. In 1982 a billion tetradrachm of Claudius II from the Alexandria mint dated 268/9AD was uncovered near Pitfour Gardener's Cottage, St. Madoes, and in 1994 a small hoard of denarii ranging from Vitellius (69AD) to Commodus (180-192AD), was found by metal-detectorists about 1½ miles to the west of the camp at Inchyra; it is not known whether the coin finds and the camp are related but it remains a distinct probability.

References for St Madoes Camp

Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; D.E.S. 1993 p.104; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.332.Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; D.E.S. 1993 p.104; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.332. Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; D.E.S. 1993 p.104; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.332.Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.111; D.E.S. 1993 p.104; Britannia xxvi (1995) p.332.

Map References for St Madoes Camp

NGRef: NO2019 OSMap: LR53

Roman Roads near St Madoes Camp

None identified