Site record MDR10648 - Roman Road (conjectural route of), Derby to Rocester or Stoke on Trent, Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley and South Derbyshire

Type and Period (1)

  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site

Full Description

The westward road from Little Chester to Rocester and then to Stoke on Trent is very clearly shown by a long alignment, although the first 2½ miles are still in doubt as far as Mackworth. From Mackworth westward the alignment is well marked almost continuously for a long distance, much of it remaining in use as a road. The present road is diverted around the southern edge of the Hall Park in Longford and is diverted again to the north through Alkmonton but the alignment of the original road continues east-west. Near Thurvaston, on high ground, the road makes a turn slightly north to take it to the Roman site at Rocester. For a short distance near Daisybank Farm hedgerows mark it, but the present road soon follows it again down to the river and the old agger can be seen where the road now bends away to the bridge. (1) Other SMR entries may deal with specific sections of the road.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Unpublished document: Halton, C (ARS Ltd). 2018. Archaeological Evaluation at Land at Moor Lane, Kirk Langley, Ashbourne.
  • --- Unpublished document: Edgar, R (ARS). 2019. Archaeological Evaluation at Land at Moor Lane, Kirk Langley, Ashbourne.
  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Margary, I D. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. Chapter 7: The West and North Midlands. Roman road no. 181.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Farnsworth, D. 2013. Along Long Lane: The Historical Legacy of a Derbyshire Landscape (second edition).

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 23930 38074 (23589m by 1568m)
Civil Parish CUBLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish HUNGRY BENTLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish LONGFORD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish MARSTON MONTGOMERY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish DALBURY LEES, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish OSLESTON AND THURVASTON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish TRUSLEY, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish KIRK LANGLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish MACKWORTH, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE
Civil Parish ALKMONTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR5050
  • EDR5051
  • EDR3526

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Record last edited

Jul 9 2020 4:28PM

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