Monument details

HER Number:1970/8
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Roman Camp on Fox Covert Lane 650m north-west of Picton Gorse

Summary

Cropmark photographed in July 1995 of rectangular enclosure with straight sides and four rounded corners. One of a number of possible practice camps in this area. The presence of a clavicula (a curved rampart protecting the entrance to a roman fort) at one of these enclosures confirms the roman date of this group of sites. Practice camps are thought to have been built by Roman troops to train in earthwork construction. The ditch would have been V-shaped and c.3m wide, inside of which there would have been a rampart of earth which has been spread and the ditch infilled by later ploughing. The site is a Scheduled Monument.


Parish:PICTON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • MILITARY CAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Practice Camp, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1015130: Roman Camp on Fox Covert Lane 650m North West of Picton Gorse; Scheduled Monument 27597: Legacy Number

Related records

1970/1Related to: Roman camp at Upton Heath, beside the water tower N of Long Lane (Monument)
1970/4Related to: Roman camp at Upton, 350m NE of the water tower N of Long Lane (Monument)
1970/2Related to: Roman camp at Upton, 400m E of the water tower N of Long Lane (Monument)



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