Temporary Marching Camp

Picton, Cheshire

NGRef: SJ4270
OSMap: LR117
Type: Marching Camp
Roads
See Upton (Cheshire)
N.G.REFDIMENSIONSAREADESCRIPTION
SJ424701c.540 x 450 ft
(165 x 138 m)
c.5¾ acres
(c.2.3 ha)
Discovered from the air on 8th August 1995, this camp is the northernmost of seven camps in the Upton Group, and lies about a third of a mile (c.600m) ENE of Upton Camp 5. Aside from the defences on the north-east, almost the entire outline of this rectangular camp is known. Other than a centrally-placed gap in the southern defences, none of the other breaks visible on the A.P.'s may be positively identified as gateways.
See: New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire
by Robert A Philpott in Britannia xxix (1998) pp.341-353.

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