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Swine Hill Roman temporary camp (Corsenside)

A Roman temporary camp stands on the summit of Swine Hill and is one of a group which lie along the route of Dere Street. This is the smallest of the camps and is almost square in shape, measuring about 165m by 160m inside a wide rampart, or bank, 3.6m across. Around the outside of the bank is a 2m wide ditch. The north, south and east sides all have a gateway through the perimeter bank, each protected by an internal clavicle or protective bank. The camp dates to the first century AD and would have been used by Roman soldiers advancing northwards and by those carrying out routine maintenance. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9498
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Green Rigg Wind Farm: cumulative review of landscape and visual and archaeological issues 2006; Northern Archaeological Associates
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Steadings windfarm - cultural heritage impact, including assessment of cumulative effects 2007; Oxford Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside


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