The Twenty Legion Camp

The diagram above shows a view of the Twenty Legion Camp as seen approaching from the south upon the Great South Road. The Camp can be seen lying on the plain with the Sacred Wall of Osrakum rising behind it. This is an old picture and does not, for example, show how the Great South Road actually runs right through the centre of the Camp.

The second diagram shows a plan of the Camp looking like a four-spoked wheel. Note the ditch and wide road running along its rim. The four spoke roads connect to a road running around the hub of the Camp that is protected by another ditch that is crossed by four earth bridges. In this hub is the Iron House and the camp of the Masters. Each of the circles that fill the outer camp is the size of a standard cothon and represent the location of a legion.

The third diagram shows the hub of the Twenty Legion Camp – the camp of the Masters. At the crossroads where the four spoke roads of the Camp meet stands the Iron House. Each quadrant is given over to the pavilions of the Masters – one such quadrant being illustrated. Note that the spoke road running roughly north-south is actually the Great South Road whose leftway has been demolished to make way for the Camp, though one of its watch-towers still remains as is depicted…