The map below is interactive - simply click on any road to bring up a brief summary. Alternatively, below the map is a list of all the known, probably and claimed roads in Yorkshire - each road name is clickable and will bring up it’s gazetteer entry. Click to go to the list. The numbering system used is that originally developed by Ivan Margary in the mid 20th century, which whilst far from ideal, does at least provide a consistent form of identification. The occasional RR number represents roads not numbered by Margary and often identified relatively recently; RRX numbers represent additional roads identified by the Ordnance Survey who (for reasons best known to themselves) did not follow Margary’s logical numbering system.
Traditional but doubtful route of M2e between Barmby on the Moor and York
Possible Roman Road from Aldborough direct to York
Point your mouse at any symbol and it’s label should appear - clicking on any road should take you to the individual site page opening in a pop-up window. If you find anything that doesn’t work as it should, please let us know.
This first group comprises those roads that we know for certain exist, although we are often less than certain about some of the details of the route. This group includes roads such as Rudgate (Hazlewood to Whixley), where much of its length is assumed to lie beneath modern roads without much evidence that this is actually the case.
The second group comprises a handful of roads identified in recent years mainly by aerial photography and geophysics. Because we only know of very short surviving lengths, we can often only guess as to their start and end points, and their routes are almost entirely unknown.
This group comprises putative roads that have been claimed or suggested in the past, but where the evidence is so thin that their existence is questionable. Our aim will be to attempt to determine once and for all whether there is any real evidence of a Roman origin or usage.