Monument record MDR476 - The Roosdyche, Whaley Bridge

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Full Description

SK 015 812. ROOS DYCHE [G.T.]. (1) The Roosdyche was originally interpreted as a landslip of natural formation that had been deliberately improved by the Romans to create a racecourse 'around which races may have been conducted after the fashion of the Cursus Maximus in ancient Rome, but, of course, in a much more modest way.' (2) According to Bunting in 1940 'it is now clearly established by geologists that the Roosdych is simply a fold or rather folds'. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Article in serial: Kay, T. 1905. 'Antiquarian notes from the Derbyshire border of Cheshire. 1. The Roosdyche of Whaley', Trans. Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Soc.. Volume 23, pp 34-41.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Bunting, W B. 1940. Chapel-en-le-Frith. pp. 7-8.



Grid reference Centred SK 015 811 (152m by 837m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2016 4:45PM

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