Water Eaton (Kinvaston) 1 Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

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 discernible.
Within the whole Water Eaton complex none of the camps occupy positions as good as those utilised by the two forts and the vexillation fortress. The presumption must be that, with the possible exception of camp 3, each of them was dependent upon one of the permanent establishments.

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.;

Map References for Water Eaton Camps

NGRef: SJ9011 OSMap: LR127

OS National Grid Reference: SJ903113
Dimensions: c.310 x 531 ft (c.94 x 162 m)
Area: c.3¾ acres (1.5 ha)

Roman Roads near Water Eaton Camps

None identified