Monument details

HER Number:1970/7
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Part of a Roman Camp at Hoole 200m south of Hoole Hall


Parchmark photographed August 1995 of rectangular enclosure with 2 straight sides and 1 rounded corner showing in mown grass south of Hoole Hall. There are two entrances visible with external claviculae. One of a number of similar enclosures in this area. The presence of claviculae at this enclosure confirms a Roman date for this group of sites. Claviculae are curving earthworks built to protect the entrance to a roman camp. The other sides of the enclosure lie under the A41 and the former entrance driveway. This camp would have had a v-cut ditch with a rampart inside. The rampart has been spread and the ditch infilled by later ploughing. It is a Scheduled Monument.

Archaeological trial-trenching in 2013 recorded a ditch which is thought to relate to the eastern side of the camp.


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 1015129: Part of a Roman Camp at Hoole 200m South of Hoole Hall

Related records

11478/1Related to: Eighteenth Century House, Hoole Hall, Chester (Building)

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