Waverton Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

OS National Grid Reference: SJ451639
Dimensions: c.426 x 246 ft (c.130 x 75 m)
Area: c.2½ acres (c.0.97 ha)
Description: Discovered from the air on 23rd June 1994, this camp lies in fields just W of Waverton, about ½mile SE of the site of the Battle of Rowton Moor, fought during the English Civil War in 1645. The entire SW side of this camp is recorded, together with a short length of the SE side and the entire NW side with traces of the N corner-angle. Given the three angles, the original dimensions of the camp may be estimated. There is a gateway set centrally in the SW side which bears traces of an internal clavicula.

References for Waverton Camp

New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire by Robert A Philpott in Britannia xxix (1998) pp.341-353.New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire by Robert A Philpott in Britannia xxix (1998) pp.341-353. New Evidence from Aerial Reconnaissance for Roman Military Sites in Cheshire by Robert A Philpott in Britannia xxix (1998) pp.341-353.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 Waverton Camp

NGRef: SJ4664 OSMap: LR117

Roman Roads near Waverton Camp

None identified