West Woodburn Camp

Marching or Temporary Camp

West Woodburn Camp is a large squarish camp lies just ¾ mile NE of the Risingham fort, on a spur of land surrounded to N, E & S by a bend of the River Rede. Only the N & E sides are completely known, the SW part of the camp being totally ploughed-out, but the NW and SE corner-angles survive and from these the original size of the camp may be extrapolated. Two gates are recorded, set centrally in the N & E sides, and defended by external tituli.

References for West Woodburn Camp

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.

Map References for West Woodburn Camp

NGRef: NY8987 OSMap: LR80

OS National Grid Reference: NY895874
Dimensions: c.1,020 x 1,180 ft (c.310 x 360 m)
Area: 27 acres (11 ha)

Roman Roads near West Woodburn Camp

None identified

Sites near West Woodburn Camp