Hoole Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This camp is the westernmost of a group of four camps to the west of Guilden Sutton, and lies about a third of a mile (c.600m) west of Guilden Sutton Camp 3 (Pipers Ash).

Discovered from the air on 8th August 1995, this camp is known only from its obtuse eastern angle and attached lengths of the adjacent sides, 351 ft. (107m) of the NE, and 377 ft. (115m) of the SE. Each of the sides has a gateway visible, protected by external clavicula defensive outworks, which, if centrally placed in their respective sides, could possibly delineate a rhomboid-shaped camp measuring perhaps 525 ft. NW-SE by about 460 ft. transversely (c.160 x c.140 m).

References for Hoole Camp

  • 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.

Map References for Hoole Camp

NGRef: SJ4267 OSMap: LR117

OS National Grid Reference: SJ429678
Dimensions: c.525 x c.460 ft (c.160 x c.140 m)
Area: c.5½ acres (c.2.24 ha)

Roman Roads near Hoole Camp

None identified