Monument details

HER Number:2435/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Elm Bank Roman Camp

Summary

Part of a sub-rectangular enclosure which has been cut by the A41 Whitchurch Road. It is visible as a cropmark and has curved corners and an entrance. The playing card shape of the cropmark suggest a Roman military function. It is one of a number of possible practice camps close to the legionary fortress at Chester. Practice camps are thought to have been built by Roman troops to train in earthwork construction.


Parish:WAVERTON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Enclosure-ditched, Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • MILITARY CAMP (Military site, Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD? (?))
  • TEMPORARY CAMP (Marching camp, Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD? (?))
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 25715: Roman Camp 50m South of Elm Bank



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