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“A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome”; Alain de Lille, 1175

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All content © Roman Roads Research Association 2015. all rights reserved; unless otherwise stated.

Whitton Edge, nr Jedburgh © Dick Warren 2014

Stones that Bridged the Tees © Dick Warren 2014

Legs Cross, Bolam, Co. Durham © Robbie 2014 2014

Dere Street, Binchester © John Thompson 2014 2014

The early medieval name for the Roman road leading to the kingdom of “Deira” from the north. Deira later became the southern half of the kingdom of Northumbria, and eventually much of the county of Yorkshire. These days, the name is often used to describe the whole 179 miles from the Legionary Fortress at York to the Roman fort at Cramond (near Edinburgh).

Dere Street

Most of us know a few things about Roman roads, usually a few “facts” we were taught at school.

How did you do? The methods the Romans really used to build their roads will be explained in our forthcoming Roman Roads pages. There will also be a gazetteer, which will be compiled gradually over many years, starting with Lancashire & Yorkshire. All work is being done by our members and volunteers, so please bear with us while we get this website fully up and running, or better still, join us! Even if you don’t get actively involved, your subscription helps to support our work. You can find out more about RRRA here.

In the mean time, here are a few photos of four of the best known Roman roads in Britain, as they look today. Use the arrow buttons to move the panel, and click the images to enlarge.




Ricknild Street; Fact or Fable (pilot) Fieldwork in 2015 Subscribe to Our News Emails LANCASHIRE UPDATE

David Ratledge has identified the ACTUAL course of the road linking Ribchester to Lancaster, miles away from where the OS mark it. For details of this, and all David’s other work that used to be hosted by Lancashire County Council, please click here.

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