Along the Roman roads of Britain
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Along the Roman roads of Britain by J. H. B. Peel

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.


  • Roads, Roman -- Great Britain.,
  • Romans -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Description and travel.

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Statement[by] J. H. B. Peel.
LC ClassificationsDA631 .P4
The Physical Object
Pagination[10], 211 p., 16 plates;
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4860029M
ISBN 10030493738X
LC Control Number75853072

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Peel, J.H.B. (John Hugh Brignal), Along the Roman roads of Britain. London, Cassell, (OCoLC) The Roman roads in Britain were, with Roman aqueducts, and the Roman army, one of the most impressive features of the Roman Empire in Britain.. In Britannia, as in other provinces, the Romans constructed a network of paved trunk roads to (surfaced highways).In their nearly four centuries of occupation (43 – AD) they built about 2, miles of Roman roads in Britain.   Roman Britain. According to Hugh Davies in Roman Roads in Britain (Shire Archaeology, ), the Romans began building a network of roads in Britain “almost as soon as they arrived” (p. 6). What we know about Roman roads are based on modern archaeological evidence and investigation, as there are few surviving documents about the Romans’ engineering : Odyssey Info. To help travellers during their journeys, the Romans put a milestone along the side of the road. As it's name suggests, these were direction and distance indicators placed at one mile intervals along roads. On this stone was the name and distance in miles of the town to the left, and below this was the same information about the town to the right.

The well-attested examples, however, do not coincide in general with the Roman roads, which were unquestionably designed as instruments of conquest, as in other provinces. Collingwood and Richmond 2. There is a popular misconception that the Romans brought the idea of roads to Britain (Plate 1), but nothing could be further from the truth. Length: km. Exeter to Lincoln. For a lengthy Roman road trip across Britain, dream of driving the longest remaining Roman road, the Fosse Way. Built to connect Exeter to Lincoln, it is possible to drive almost end to end on (what were once) the original Roman roads, passing a selection of spectacular scenery and historic sites along the way. Only the main roads and towns, along with other places have been reproduced here Green roads - The course of this road is known Red roads - The course of this road is uncertain. England Avon Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cumbria Derbyshire Devon.   An actual Roman road in Britain (with what might be more recent paving stones). John Illingworth/CC BY-SA Cartographer Sasha Trubetskoy didn’t set out to .

  Roman road trips: discover Britain’s history along its oldest routes Monday 13 July Embark on a journey through the rich history of Roman Britain via ancient roads that were laid almost 2, years ago, providing a glimpse into a wealth of historic sites along the way. The itinerary of the Emperor Antoninus, or the “Itinerarium Provinciarum Antoni(ni) Augusti”, to give its full Latin title, is a collection of lists of stopping places along various Roman roads across the Roman Empire. The British routes are at the end of the land itinerary. Buy Along the Roman Roads of Britain By J.H.B. Peel, in Well Read condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the UK. ISBN: ISBN   Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology. Mike Bishop's The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain has been nominated for Current Archaeology's Book of the Year s: