Farnsfield Camp 1978

Type;  Roman Marching Camp

Location; Blidworth Lane, Farnsfield, SK639557

Project Leaders Jim Turner and Catherine Swarbrick


The results of aerial photography by Dr. Derek Riley prompted an investigation

1 mile S.W. of Farnsfield. Three trenches were dug across the visible

cropmarks and a very typical Roman defensive ditch was sectioned.

In the infill 4 romano-British coarse-ware pottery sherds were found plus one base sherd thought to be of iron-age date.

There was much conjecture as to the time lapse of the back-filling as some of

the exposed surfaces showed signs of weathering.

It is also unclear whether the pottery sherds were residual or contemporary;

possibly quite an important point.

The report and all the photographs and drawings are filed in Mansfield


Farnsfield Roman

Marching Camp


D.Riley Farnsfield casmp 1976 Farnsfield marching camp

Above-- The Derek Riley photo showing the cropmarks.


The unmistakeable profile of a Roman military ditch