Upton-by-Chester Marching Camp 1
Marching or Temporary Camps
The Upton Group consists of seven camps, the northernmost of which lies at Picton, about a third of a mile (c.600m) ENE of Upton Camp 5, while the southernmost (Camp 6) at Upton Recreation Centre lies just 660 feet (200m) north of the main Roman road between Chester and Wilderspool about two miles north-east of the fortress.
References for Upton 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 would also be of benefit.
Map References for Upton Camps
NGRef: SJ4169 OSMap: LR117
OS National Grid Reference: SJ418695
Dimensions: c.480 x 417 ft (146 x 127 m)
Area: c.4½ acres (c.1.86 ha)
NMRC Unique Identifier: 1083055; 1031510; 931535
Roman Roads near Upton Camps