Type: Antonine Fortlet, 2 Flavian Camps.
NNE (11) to Crawford (Strathclyde)|
SSW (4) to Drumlanrig (Dumfries & Galloway)
This small rectangular fortlet measures only 105 x 60 feet (c.32 x 18.3 m) and covers an area of 700 square yards (c.585m²). The interior of the fortlet possibly housed two centuriae or barrack-blocks, each about 80 feet (c.24m) long.
There are two superimposed marching camps situated a little to the south-west of the fortlet, about a third of a mile S of Durisdeer church, a legion-sized camp of about 50 or so acres and another, smaller camp of about 15¼ acres, both of which have been dated to the Flavian period. Metal-detecting conducted in 1993 brought to light surface finds consisting of an enamelled stud and a disc brooch, the first to be reported from the area.
|Durisdeer Camp 1|
|NS8903||c.1,500 x 1,500 ft?|
(c.457 x 457 m?)
|The outline of this camp is incompletely recorded. Camp #2 lies wholly within its perimeter.|
|Durisdeer Camp 2|
|NS8903||830 x 800 ft|
(253 x 244 m)
|Lying wholly with the perimeter of Camp #1, a large proportion of the defensive circuit of this camp is known, allowing a good estimate of its original dimensions. There are gateways protected by tutulus outworks placed centrally in both the NW and the SE sides.|