Monument record M6000 - Roman Road, RR5 - The Fosse Way


ROAD (Roman)


Grid reference SK 64999 24700 (point)
Map sheet SK62SW
District Newark
District Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

(Stretch from Leicester) Changes of alignment at Willoughby, Cotgrave Gorse (where the road is raised 2-3ft), just beyond Ad Pontem, and finally at Potter Hill. The modern road diverges from the line at Broughton Lodge, from Syerston to East Stoke, and between Langford and Brough. Stretches of the agger are seen away from the present roadline on the way out of Newark, and a long stretch opposite Langford Hall. There is also an alternative line at Syerston, appearing as a faint ridge in the fields and known locally as The Hump. (1)
Grid ref is for southern crossing of county boundary.

<1> Margary ID, 1967, Roman Roads in Britain, pp 219-221 (Published document). SNT1606.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Published document: Margary ID. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. pp 219-221.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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