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Monument record MDR1743 - Roman Road, Batham Gate, Tideswell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

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SK 1235 7885 - 1420 7955: BATHAM GATE, ROMAN ROAD Section of Roman Batham Gate within Tideswell parish. Section excavated by P. Wroe at SK 1329 7914 showed it to be 39ft wide with a possible earlier road beneath (verbal report by P. Wroe to NDAT.) (1). Most of the course of Batham Gate Roman Road in Tideswell is scheduled. It forms a well metalled, cambered, terraceway; occasionally with side ditches or scoops generally 7.9m wide x 0.4m high. The best piece of Roman Road in Derbyshire. (2). A major military Roman road from the spa town at Aquae Arnemetiae (Buxton) to the fort at Navio (Brough) runs from the south-west to north-east. Excavations in the field south of the farm showed two successive surfaces, one of limestone cobbling and the second of limestone chippings (3). The Roman road is visible as a flat terrace linear earthwork in some places, but at the south-west end of the farm is barely visible. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2394. 2394.
  • <2> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1986. Scheduling Notification:. 88.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 1980. Peakland Roads and Trackways. p 35.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1997. Wheston House Farm, Bradwell and Tideswell, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1997. No. 2, p 14.



Grid reference Centred SK 1349 7922 (1813m by 685m) (Centred on)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR676
  • EDR4080

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Record last edited

Aug 26 2015 4:25PM

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