Monument details

HER Number:1970/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Roman camp at Upton, 350m NE of the water tower N of Long Lane

Summary

Parchmark photographed on August 1990 shows 3 sides of rectangular enclosure, with straight sides and 2 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. It is a Scheduled Monument.


Parish:UPTON-BY-CHESTER, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

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 25724: Roman Camp at Upton, 350m North East of The Water Tower North of Long Lane



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