19 MARCH 2018
LAUNCHING OUR NEW WEBSITE
Our new website, the Roads of Roman Britain, is now live! The site features the first phase of our comprehensive gazetteer of Roman roads in Britain, and includes every Roman road in Yorkshire or leading into Yorkshire (53 in total). It also features new interpretations of the British sections of the Antonine Itinerary and the Notitia Dignitatum.
26 DECEMBER 2017
DAVID RATLEDGE’S CUMBRIA PAGES NOW ONLINE
David Ratledge, best known for his work over many years on Roman roads in Lancashire and for his Lancashire web pages on this site, has now completed three years of work reviewing Roman roads in Cumbria.
David’s work will be incorporated into our standard gazetteer format in 2018, but rather than wait we thought it important to make the results of his invaluable work accessible straight away. Access through The Roads of Roman Britain tab on the main menu, or just click the hyperlink above.
THE ROMAN ROAD AT HOLTYE, EAST SUSSEX
In the 1930s, Ivan D. Margary excavated a 250 yard long length of RR14, near Holtye in East Sussex, and exposed a short length of road (about 40 yards) which was fenced off so that it could be viewed by the public. Margary then gave the site, now a Scheduled Ancient Monument, to the Sussex Archaeological Society. The road itself is a valuable example of the Roman use of local materials in road construction, in this case iron slag from nearby Roman iron workings in the Weald.
RRRA and the Sussex Archaeological Society are currently working together to evaluate how the road’s survival may be guaranteed in perpetuity, and to assess how this nationally important site may be best presented to the public. .