NGRef: SJ5213
OSMap: LR126
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified
N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA DESCRIPTION
SJ524128 c.1,150 x 1,575/1,740 ft
(c.350 x 480/530 m)
40/44½ acres
(16.3/18 ha)
This roughly rectangular camp lies in a bend of the River Severn on a level alluvial plain about 3¾ miles (6 km) north-east of the Roman city of Viroconium/Wroxeter. The camp appears to have had two periods of occupation, as the north-east side was either contracted or expanded by about 165 feet (50 metres) at some period in its history. Although none of the gaps in its circuit can be positively identified as gateways, the camp is protected by the waters of the Severn on all sides saving the north-east, so it is fairly certain that the camp was oriented in this direction.
See: Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) p.145 & fig.13;
Roman Camps in England - The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E.;