Woodhead Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: NT384639
Dimensions: 460 x 360 ft (140 x 110 m)
Area: 3¾ acres (1.5 ha)
Description: This Stracathro-type camp is the smallest known in its class. It lies within a large polygonal enclosure of about 20 acres (8 ha) which, it is thought, may have been established as a lumber-camp to fuel the construction of the many timber-built forts in the district during the Flavian period.

References for Woodhead Camp

Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30.Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30. Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30.Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987) p.30.

Map References for Woodhead Camp

NGRef: NT3863 OSMap: LR66

Roman Roads near Woodhead Camp

Dere Street: WNW (5) to Elginhavgh (Lothian) Dere Street: SE (10) to Oxton (Borders)