Picton Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

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.

References for Picton Camp

  • 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 Picton Camp

NGRef: SJ4270 OSMap: LR117

OS National Grid Reference: SJ424701
Dimensions: c.540 x 450 ft (165 x 138 m)
Area: c.5¾ acres (c.2.3 ha)

Roman Roads near Picton Camp

None identified