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The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain -

http://romanroadsinbritain.info/roman.html

An interactive map with choice of sources for the Roman Roads, and some other features such as Roman Towns and Military Bases.

Also background and a useful links to other sites and other resources.

The associated book "is a valuable resource for anyone with a serious interest in British history from Roman times through the Middle Ages and beyond."

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Useful link, that, Evan. Thanks for posting it. :thumbsup: One of the roads bypasses the top of one of my permissions by about 50 yards but from what I hear there's often precious little to be found actually on them anyway.
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figgis wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:41 pm but from what I hear there's often precious little to be found actually on them anyway.
That`s because Triggers ancestors had the contract for road sweeping back then. :lol:
No Roman roads marked near my permission but you never know there could be unmarked short cuts, everywhere.
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figgis wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:41 pm Useful link, that, Evan. Thanks for posting it. :thumbsup: One of the roads bypasses the top of one of my permissions by about 50 yards but from what I hear there's often precious little to be found actually on them anyway.
I have only ever detected on two lengths of Roman road, and I too found nothing...

That said, using the maps on the link above plus satellite photos from Google Earth, you might be able to find crop marks indicating unknown marching forts ect....
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Pete E wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:26 pm
That said, using the maps on the link above plus satellite photos from Google Earth, you might be able to find crop marks indicating unknown marching forts ect....
The map is quite limited as it doesn't show roads that actually pass many known marching camps.
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Easylife wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:16 pm The map is quite limited as it doesn't show roads that actually pass many known marching camps.
I know when I was researching Roman roads and other points of their presence in my local area, there seemed to be a fair bit of speculation/assumption made to fill in the considerable gaps in the archeological record....
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Pete E wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:48 pm I know when I was researching Roman roads and other points of their presence in my local area, there seemed to be a fair bit of speculation/assumption made to fill in the considerable gaps in the archeological record....
Pete, I am sure that is the case.

A prime example would be the roads passing known marching camps that Easylife mentioned. The marching camps might well be known, and there might be a road by them, but this does not always mean that this is the road that the Romans used, the route they used could follow a different route to the modern one. As an example I am not far from the Fosse Way in the North Cotswolds. If you drive along some sections of it now you would happily believe that it was the original Roman road. BUT the archeological records prove that for large sections the modern Fosse Way is a few hundred yards from the original Roman road.

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Cheers for that Saffron, there is one ancient trackway marked on a permission I have that I knew was there and in fact is still there today, also one on a different permission that there is no trace of today and that I had never known about so got to be worth a look in that area ( ive not been on those fields yet) :thumbsup:
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