Summerston Farm Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

A temporary camp lying about 660 ft (200 m) south of the Wall was discovered from the air in 1978 and investigated on the ground in 1980. A single occupation phase is indicated. It was very-likely used to house the legionary troops constituting the Wall’s work-force.

Map References for Summerston Farm Temporary Camp

OS National Grid Reference: NS574723
Dimensions: 540 by 460 ft (c.165 x 140 m)
Area: c.5¾ acres (c.2.3 ha)

References for Summerston Farm Temporary Camp

  • Britannia ix (1978) p.413;
  • Britannia x (1981) p.320;
  • Britannia xiv (1983) p.288;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987);
  • A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall by Richard Abdy in Britannia xxxiii (2002) pp.189-217.

Roman Roads near Summerston Farm Temporary Camp

Antonine Wall: E (2.5) to Balmvildy (Strathclyde) Antonine Wall: W (2.25) to Bearsden (Strathclyde)