Sunny Rigg 1 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This perfectly rectangular encampment has four gateways, all defended by external titulum outworks, set centrally in the shorter W & E sides and placed in the longer N & S ramparts off-set to the E on a ratio of 2:1; the camp therefore faced E. The camp lies 150m NE of the Sunny Rigg farm, in the centre of a field sandwiched almost equidistant between the Stanegate to the N and a modern road which passes by on the S. The site has been unaffected by field boundaries since Roman times, but its position, in the middle of a cultivated field, has meant that the camp has been almost completely levelled by ploughing.

References for Sunny Rigg Camps

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.

Map References for Sunny Rigg Camps

NGRef: NY6965 OSMap: LR86/97

OS National Grid Reference: NY695656
Dimensions: 260 x 165 ft (80 x 50 m)
Area: 1 acre (0.4 ha)

Roman Roads near Sunny Rigg Camps

Stanegate: W (2.25) to Magnis Carvetiorvm (Carvoran, Northumberland) Stanegate: E (1.25) to Haltwhistle Bvrn (Northumberland)