Practice Work

Roman practice camps were among temporary or semi-permanent works are those erected by auxiliary soldiers as part of their training or on manoeuvres, they paid particular attention to the corners and entrances, which were the most difficult elements to build. The camp is roughly square in shape on plan with rounded corners aligned to the cardinal points of the compass.

Cawthorn C and B; and important groups of such earthworks have been recognized at Haltwhistle Burn (Northumberland). Castell Collen (Radnorshire) and Tomen-y-mur (Merionethshire). These works vary in size, but none are very large; one example at Haltwhistle Burn is as small as 50 feet square, the work of little more than a platoon Again, at Woden Law (Roxburghshire) practice siege-works have been recognized.


Locations of Practice Works in Roman Britain