Watchclose Camp

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

None identified