Markham Cottage Roman temporary camp 1 (Haltwhistle)
This Roman temporary camp lies across a low ridge and is the largest in this area. It measures 460m by 365m enclosing an area of 16.8 hectares. It survives as a buried feature and as a standing earthwork, with a rampart, or bank, and a ditch surrounding it. Only one gateway has survived and lies through the south side, where a slight causeway crosses the ditch. The Stanegate Roman road crosses the south part of the camp and survives as a slight earthwork in places. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES|
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates
WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle
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