Chesterton Camp

Description of this historic site

Chesterton Camp, a Roman fortification which was built around the shrunken Roman town. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is located 800m north west of Windmill Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 Through this lordship doth one of those Roman ways… extend…; upon which, as is apparent, hath been a Roman Fortification, and within the compass thereof divers old coynes digg’d up.
2 On low ground, close to a stream which skirts its W side, is an imperfect rectangular enclosure, girt with a substantial ditch and traversed by the Fosse. 217 by 131m and enclosing about 3.3ha. The proportions of the ditch as now seen are very striking – on the the N about 43m wide and 3.9m deep; on S 33.5m wide and 2.7m deep.
3 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 3.
4 Scheduling information.
5 In 1961 an excavation of the N of the town revealed two phases of defensive system and a N gate (see PRN 3679). In 1966 the defences were examined further (PRN 4520).
6Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2007-02-17T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Other chance find

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