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Postby Nerva on Tue May 19, 2009 3:55 pm

Salvete Omnes!

I had not intended to say anything about this until I posted up the first pictures in June, but since I've let the cat out of the bag already I may as well 'fess up. We are currently constructing a Roman marching camp capable of containing tents and equipment for a century. This works out at approximately 60m x 60m with 2m wide by 1.2m deep fossa or trench and 2m tall by 2.5m wide aggeror ramparts/vallum finished in palisade stakes. There are many examples of such camps along both sides of Hadrian’s Wall. We do not intend to replicate any of these camps/fortlets in exact detail, but rather construct a camp displaying the various aspects used in the construction of such camps. Here's a plan of what we're doing;

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This camp will initially display the two basic gate forms used in such constructions, namely tutulus and clavicular and in particular variations of the latter Agricolan etc.

We have a 5 year plan in place with our sponsors/developer that will see the camp developed from a basic marching camp into a fortlet along the Glenn Blocker style. The five basic phases are as follows;

Year 1:
-complete fossa and agger/vallum
-complete gateways
-complete internal roadways and earthen works
-start palisade

Year 2:
-complete palisade
-official opening in conjunction with National Museum of Ireland and Chester Grosvenor Museum
-start Celtic Vicus (round house)

Year 3:
-replace palisades with timber walls
-replace Porta Decumana (south gate) with wooden gate and towers
-replace Porta Principalis Dexter (east gate) with wooden gate and towers
-complete Celtic vicus

Year 4:
-build barracks
-sink well and finish
-start store building

Year 5:
-complete store building
-complete parade ground

Completing this structure will be our focus for the next 5 years although we do hope to try and complete it in 4 years. After the official opening the facility will be used to hold re-enactment events, educational visits and for film work.

The location is Slane. This is an ideal location as it’s�latively central to north and south and within easy reach of ferries to/from the UK.
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby brendan_the_lesser on Wed May 20, 2009 3:29 pm

Wow, sounds awesome, best of luck with that lads, cant wait to see it!
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby Nerva on Wed May 20, 2009 3:41 pm

Don't worry Brendan, we'll keep a space for you ;)
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby Na Fianna Éireann on Wed May 20, 2009 7:00 pm

excellent martin very impressed ........ roman seems to be very interesting and look forward to trying your equipment on to see what its like .......... see you lads at slane should be an excellent opportunity to make new friends and forge links
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby ORESTE7 on Mon May 25, 2009 7:48 am

Salve Martin i am looking forward to seeing you and the rest of the lads in Slane and joining in the atmosphere of true history reenactment,keep up the good work
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby Nerva on Mon May 25, 2009 11:07 am

Hi Oreste!

Really looking forward to meeting up again you old war dog :)

Cheers

Martin

P.S. dont forget to bring a shovel :lol:
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby ORESTE7 on Mon May 25, 2009 11:51 am

Are we going to bury any one interesting :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby Nerva on Mon May 25, 2009 11:53 am

I can think of a few :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby nathan on Mon May 25, 2009 2:01 pm

sounds like a great project cant wait to see it started
all u need now is someone to try raid it on you :lol:
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Re: New Legionary Home...

Postby Nerva on Mon May 25, 2009 4:08 pm

Salve Nathan

Your more than welcome to have a go ;)
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