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The Stratford Lane Roman Road ... (UBSS Proceedings v.19(2))

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Williams,R.G.J., 1992. The Stratford Lane Roman Road .... UBSS Proceedings, 19(2) , pp 151-182 Download PDF.

Abstract: The existence of the Stratford Lane Road was first suggested in 1906. Opinions have differed firstly as to its course from the Mendip Hilltop into the Chew Valley and secondly as to its function. This road and some Medieval routes in the area which might have Roman or earlier origins are examined in detail in this paper which also queries the theory that the River Chew was used to transport Roman lead. Fieldwork was aided by the study of documents dating from the sixteenth century held locally and in the United States of America. Fresh information on some archaeological sites on Mendip is given, including newly identified round-barrows, old boundary stones, a pillow mound and the boundary of a medieval warren.

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