Marching or Temporary Camps
In March 1978 a drainage trench was cut across the SW angle of the camp. Excavation was not possible but sections through the south and west ditches were cleaned and recorded. No trace of an inner bank was observed and from the available evidence it is unclear whether the ditch silted up naturally or was deliberately back-filled when the site was abandoned. Estimates based on the sections suggest that the ditch averaged about 1.3m wide and 0.5m deep.
References for Alverdiscott Camp
- For further information see Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.F
Map References for Alverdiscott Camp
NGRef: SS4925 OSMap: LR180
Roman Roads near Alverdiscott Camp