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 (see 1970/1-8). 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

  • MILITARY CAMP (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Practice Camp, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1015608: Roman Camp at Upton, 400m East of the Water Tower North of Long Lane; Scheduled Monument 25723: Legacy number

Related records

1970/3Related to: Roman Camp 300m W of Upton Grange Farm (Monument)
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)
1970/8Related to: Roman Camp on Fox Covert Lane 650m north-west of Picton Gorse (Monument)

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