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    Roman 'Camp' request

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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
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    Roman 'Camp' request

    Post  Paulus on Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:59 am

    No - this aint a request for some camp roman fellas to gerrin touch! Razz We're after any info about the Roman camp up above Gordale Scar, near Malham: a huge rectangular structure in very good condition, here:

    http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=SD914654

    Does anyone have any references to the place? Or know what it was called, i.e., its Roman title? Have there been any archaeological reports or excavations here? There's some distinct iron age feature running to the side and, it would seem, through it, but I can't find owt more about the place. Help!

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    Re: Roman 'Camp' request

    Post  Guest on Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:22 pm



    If it be Camp Romin' and blunderin' hands ye want, Exotic Dave is tha' man ...

    For Roman forts above Malham on the old Mastiles Lane JOURNEYS THROUGH BRIGANTIA Volume 2 (AUSSTEIGER PUBLICATIONS) be thee thy starting base ...

    ... after which ... contact as ever when venturing through Brigantia ... LOWERGATE - last of the kin of Harald Fairhair

    (Email me Paul on what you require & request - best regards, john)


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    Re: Roman 'Camp' request

    Post  Guest on Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:52 am

    oops sorry


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    cropredy

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    Re: Roman 'Camp' request

    Post  cropredy on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:08 am

    My "Old fruit" sense of someone may be correct?
    Limestone.
    Lot's and lot's of limestone with a south flowing water course.
    Limestone was/is alive.
    If some weary band of conquering Romans found an abondened construction that served them as a defensive position, then You can understand them occupying it, but it doesn't mean it was origonally any such thing.
    The romans may have regretted occupying such a construction, especially those placed as guards on the perimiter construction.
    All the so called "camps" I have wandered about are positioned to seperate and concentrate two opposite flows, thus a high concentration of one half of this duality flows along the top of the construction.
    We are in need of balance of both of these flows.
    Those who possibly built this "camp" will have been very aware of this requirement , and were thus actively ensuring the best usage and manipulation of the duality, whereas any camp romans may have been less aware, and may have suffered the consequences of their ignoraqnce of the basic creative forces that appear to really be attracted by limestone , it's like a great big capacitor.
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