Water Eaton Camps

Marching or Temporary Camps

Water Eaton Camp 1, Staffordshire

OS National Grid Reference: SJ903113
Dimensions: c.310 x 531 ft (c.94 x 162 m)
Area: c.3¾ acres (1.5 ha)
Description: Located close by the east bank of the River Penk, the complete circuit of this camp has been established. A modern drainage ditch bisects the camp from east to west. No gateways are discernable.

Water Eaton Camp 2, Staffordshire

OS National Grid Reference: SJ903111
Dimensions: c.575 x 650+ ft (c.175 x 200+ m)
Area: 8 acres (c.3.3 ha)
Description: Only the north corner-angle and short lengths of the north-west and north-east sides of this sub-rectangular camp have been established, respectively 625 and 545 feet (195 and 170m) in length. The western defences bow noticably outwards towards a possible gateway set approximately centrally in this side. Local topography suggests that the eastern defences of this camp lies just to the west of Water Eaton Lane, while the southern defences may have run along the line of the service-road to Water Eaton House, and if this in the case the camp would have enclosed an area around 8 acres (c.3.3ha).

Stretton Mill, Water Eaton Camp 3, Staffordshire

OS National Grid Reference: SJ898111
Dimensions: unknown
Area: unknown
Description: The northern corner angle, a short length of the north-east side and a longer length of the north-west side of this camp have been established. The south-western parts of this camp are overlaid by the south-eastern defences of the Stretton Mill fort.

Stretton Mill, Water Eaton Camp 4, Staffordshire

OS National Grid Reference: SJ899111
Dimensions: unknown
Area: unknown
Description: Only the north-west corner-angle and short lengths of the west and north sides have been established for this camp.

Stretton Mill, Water Eaton Camp 5, Staffordshire

OS National Grid Reference: SJ900112
Dimensions: unknown
Area: unknown
Description: This camp is known only from the south-west corner-angle, a short length of the south side and a longer length of the west side.

Other Roman Sites in the Area

References for Water Eaton Camps

Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233; Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233; Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233; Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.; Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.233; Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.;

Map References for Water Eaton Camps

NGRef: SJ9011 OSMap: LR127

Roman Roads near Water Eaton Camps

None identified