Walton Temporary Camp 2

Marching or Temporary Camps

The largest of the three smaller camps has its entire circuit recorded, along with four distinct gateways, placed centrally in the shorter east and west sides and in the north and south defences displaced towards the east by a ratio of 3:1; the camp appears, therefore, to face towards the ENE. Walton Camp-1 lies just outside the camps west defences and is aligned with them and Camp-3 lies close by to the east, though on a slightly different alignment. the A44 cuts obliquely across the camp from south-east to north-west.

It seems very likely that the smaller camps at Walton were all contemporary, given that they are carefully built alongside each other, and it is possible that the large camp at Hindwell Farm was also built around the same time, evidently during troop build-up before a substantial push into Wales.

References for Walton Camps

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1965-1968 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lix (1969) p.121;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) pp.239/40 & fig.22; 

Map References for Walton Camps

NGRef: SO2559 OSMap: LR137/148

OS National Grid Reference: SO254599
Dimensions: 630 x 535 ft (192 x 163 m)
Area: c.7¾ acres (3.13 ha)

Roman Roads near Walton Camps

None identified