Marching or Temporary Camps
This small, squarish camp lies about 1,000 feet (c.300m) S of the Stanegate. Three gates with external tituli defensive outworks were positioned in the centre of the E, W & N sides with no gap in the S defences. The camp presumably faced N.
The Watchclose camp lies at the extreme south-western end of Carlisle Airport, partially overlaid by the main runway.
References for Watchclose Camp
Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.
Map References for Watchclose Camp
NGRef: NY4760 OSMap: LR86
OS National Grid Reference: NY 4757 6019
Dimensions: 230 ft² (c.70 m²)
Area: c.1¼ acres (0.5 ha)
Roman Roads near Watchclose Camp