Norton Fitzwarren Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This small camp is located on a rounded spur between the River Tone and the Norton Brook, about 9km E of the Roman fort at Wiveliscombe. The S corner-angle, the complete SW & SE sides and a considerable part of the NW defences have been recorded. The NE side is untraceable but can be inferred by a slight inturn of the SE rampart which mark the beginning of the E corner-angle. The only confirmed gatway is set in the centre of the SE side and is protected by an internal clavicula; the opposing NW rampart is heavly damaged in this area. There are no gaps in the complete SW rampart which probably means that there was one in the centre of the missing NE defences opposite. The camp very likely faced NE.

References for Norton Fitzwarren

Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.

Map References for Norton Fitzwarren

NGRef: ST1825 OSMap: LR181/193

OS National Grid Reference: ST181259
Dimensions: 223 x 308 ft (68 x 94 m)
Area: 1½ acres (0.6 ha)

Roman Roads near Norton Fitzwarren

None identified