Moray SMR - NJ36SE0003 - ROMANCAMP GATE

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Primary ReferenceNJ36SE0003
NameROMANCAMP GATE
NRHE Card No.NJ36SE30
NRHE Numlink 300098
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of a World War II camp associated with the Dallachy airfield to the north, and alleged site of Roman camp. The remains of a Roman camp were noted at the end of the 18th century, but the lack of mention of defended entrances tells against this being a Roman camp, as does its size. Stuart (1852) records the ditch having been cleared out before 1852 when only a few armlets and stone beads found; from the description these are not Roman in date. Aerial photographs in 1943 revealed a 'rounded corner' southwest of the published site and what may have been pits and a road leading eastward. OS in 1971 found no trace of a Roman camp. Soil resistivity survey and trial trenches by I Keillar had showed a shallow ditch no more than 2ft 6in deep and 5ft wide close to present surface; nothing found to prove it Roman. More recent aerial photography shows the remains of hut bases and emergency stone shelters of the World War II accommodation quarters site. A contemporary plan of the airfield shows that the camp consisted of Officers and Sergeants quarters, barrack huts ablutions, latrines and other buildings.
Last Update18/08/2017
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 335846.77836427, Northing: 861781.31792693

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National Grid Reference: NJ 3584 6178



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
  Excavation
  Geophysical Survey

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Date MDate YArtefact TypeFinderRecovery MethodConditionStorage LocationAccess No.
00 ARMLETS Stray Find Lost  
00 STONE BEADS Stray Find Lost  
01964 PEWTERWARE Excavation British Museum  

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CAMPS  A95
DITCHES SHALLOWB100
ARMLETS  C100
BEADSSTONE D100
ARTEFACTSPEWTER E100
CAMPSWORLD WAR II F100
CROPMARKS AP VISIBLEG100