Keys to the Past

Burnhead Roman temporary camp (Greenhead)

The temporary camp at Burnhead lies north of Hadrian's Wall and is a very well-preserved example. It survives as an earthwork and the rampart, or bank, a ditch and gateway defences can all be seen. The camp is rectangular and there are gateways on all four sides. Some later features are also visible on the fort, such as post-medieval cultivation, drainage ditches and field banks. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6476
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES

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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead


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