|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Possible Roman road|
This is the course of a possible Roman road, visible in a pattern of straight roads, hedges, field and parish boundaries.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TM 2714 9729|
|Parish:||BROOKE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|HOWE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|SHOTESHAM, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Possible Roman road suggested on basis of straight roads, parish and field boundaries.
28 September 1978. Visit by E. Rose (NAU).
North end of suggested course, Backwood Lane, gives no indication of Roman date: deep ditch on east is probably a wood boundary. However section between Honeypot Lane and Heath Road is remarkably straight, where the road would have been expected to curve, and is also embanked. No obvious sign of agger where parish boundary continues, but there is thick undergrowth here. At Spot Cottage there is no agger either, but the hedgeline is very old as one would expect on a parish boundary. Long Lane has at least been a drove road; bounded by old hedges wide apart between which the modern tarmac snakes. No sign of continuation beyond south end.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 September 1978.
Source  states that the alignment is continued to the south by two very old hedges set a short distance apart.
E. Rose (NLA) 17 November 1999.
- ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
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