Moray SMR - NJ45SE0004 - AUCHINHOVE

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Primary ReferenceNJ45SE0004
NameAUCHINHOVE
NRHE Card No.NJ45SE5
NRHE Numlink 17349
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Crop Mark (Includes Soil Mark)
Site Condition AP visible Only
Details The Roman camp at Auchinhove was first recorded from the air in 1949. The camp has been dated to the Flavian period, owing to the presence of a Stracathro-type gate in its east side. The camp lies in a series of arable fields to the south of the A95 from Banff to Keith. Parts of the three sides are known air photographs with a corner suggesting the position of the fourth, along the side of the road. There is an external clavicula and oblique traverse entrance on the east-southeast side. The camp measures some 337m from the north-northeast to south-southwest by 328m transversely and encloses some 10.9 ha. J. K. S. St Joseph conducted excavations on several occasions, recording that the ditch on the south-southeast side was small, measuring only 0.85m in width and 0.7m in depth. He also excavated three other trenches on the south-southeast side with slightly smaller dimensions and five further trenches across the south-southwest side to establish its location several years later. The position of the south side was established by 'digging'. The surface of the ploughed field very stony.
Last Update04/05/2017
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerJKSJ
Date of Compilation25/04/1979

Easting: 346190.418781748, Northing: 851700.385248538

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National Grid Reference: NJ 4619 5170



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CAMPS FLAVIANA100
CAMPS ROMANB100
CROPMARKS AP VISIBLEC100