Keys to the Past

Dargues Roman temporary camp (Rochester and Byrness)

This Roman camp lies on the west side of Dere Street Roman road that ran from Corbridge to Newstead in Scotland. The camp is rectangular in shape, measuring 300m by 194m, and is surrounded by a bank and ditch. The northern side of the camp is the best preserved and here the rampart measures about 3m wide and up to 0.6m high. There are four entrances into the camp, one in each side, and they are all protected by a clavicle on the inside of the camp. Roman soldiers would have used the camp on their advance northwards in the first century AD as well as by smaller groups carrying out routine maintenance. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8277
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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