Gourdie, Steeds Stalls Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

Situated only 2 miles NNW of the Inchtuthil fortress nearby the stone quarries on the Hill of Gourdie (NO1042), this camp was discovered by Flight-Lieutenant Bradley in 1941 and confirmed from the air by J.K. St. Joseph towards the end of the decade. It commands impressive views along the line of the Cleaven Dyke not possible from the site of the fortress. Two pieces of amphorae were uncovered during field-walking on the site of the fort in 1959.

Map References for Steeds Stalls Camp

OS National Grid Reference: NO1142
Dimensions: 410 x 390 ft (125 x 119 m)
Area: c.3¾ acres (c.1.48 ha)

References for Steeds Stalls Camp

  • Recent Discoveries in Roman Britain from the air and in the field by I.A. Richmond in J.R.S. xxxiii (1943) pp.47/8;
  • Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) p.64;
  • D.E.S. 1959 p.27.

Roman Roads near Steeds Stalls Camp

None identified