Monument details

HER Number:2434/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Birch Hill


Sub-rectangular enclosure discovered during aerial reconnaissance in 1994. It has rounded corners and could be a roman military site such as a temporary camp. A 2 metre wide ditch can be seen as a cropmark that encloses the site and is particularly clear on the longer sides of the enclosure. 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. The site is a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • DEFENCE OBSTRUCTION (Defences, Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • 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 1014114: Roman Camp On Birch Hill 200M North West Of Birchdale Farm

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