Monument details

HER Number:1970/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Roman camp at Upton, 400m E of the water tower N of Long Lane


Parchmark photographed in August 1989 shows three sides of rectangular enclosure with straight sides and two rounded corners. There is no trace on the ground. 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. It is a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Enclosure-ditched, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Practice Camp, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (?))
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 25723: Roman Camp at Upton, 400m East of the Water Tower North of Long Lane

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