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Burnfield is located in Aberdeen
Location in Aberdeen
Alternative name(s) Rothiemay
Type Marching camp (probable)
Coordinates 57°31′06″N 2°46′02″W / 57.5182°N 2.7672°W / 57.5182; -2.7672
Site notes
Discovery year 1982
Condition Cropmark

Burnfield, located on the banks of the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near Milltown of Rothiemay, is the site of a probable Roman marching camp, first discovered by aerial photography in 1982.

The area enclosed by the camp is not known but it covered at least 9.72 hectares (24.0 acres) and the topography of the site makes it unlikely to have exceeded 16 hectares (40 acres). The ditch was found to be only 0.69 metres (2.3 ft) deep, as a result of which the site has been compared to nearby camps at Auchinhove and Ythan Wells.

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