Cinders Lane, Guilden Sutton 2 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

The three camps in the Guilden Sutton group were all discovered from the air on 15th August 1995, and are supplemented by another at Hoole, about a third of a mile (c.600m) west of the Pipers Ash camp, which had been discovered during the previous week. All four camps are spaced almost equidistantly apart, about two-thirds of a mile to the north of the Roman road between Chester and Northwich, the camp at Belle Vue Farm being about 2¼ miles (c.3.6km) east of the legionary fortress.

Cinders Lane, Guilden Sutton 2, is the easternmost of the Guilden Sutton group and is known only from its NW corner-angle, about 130 feet (40m) of the N defences and a longer 230ft (70m) length of the W side. No gateways are recorded. The camp covers an area of at least ¾acre (0.3ha), and was very likely much bigger.

References for Guilden Sutton Camps

  • A Note on New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire by Robert A Philpott in Britannia xxix (1998) pp.341-353;
  • a copy of O.S. Landranger map 117 Chester and Wrexham is also recommended.

Map References for Guilden Sutton Camps

NGRef: SJ4568 OSMap: LR117

OS National Grid Reference: SJ450679
Dimensions: 230+ x 130+ ft (70+ x 40+ m)
Area: ¾+ acres (0.3+ ha)

Roman Roads near Guilden Sutton Camps

None identified