Roman road from Buxton to Glossop. Recorded section at SK 0240 9098, near Plainsteads, appears to suggest an agger of alternate layers of earth, sandy clay and gravel: the western edge being identified but the eastern edge blending into reddish sand. North of Higher Plainsteads the authors state that the line is 'conjectural', but propose it as a likely route, not only because of the 'many traffic ruts, a sure sign of a much used trackway' but also because it would be following a natural ridge and returning to the same alignment as that heading northwards from Hayfield. (1)
A series of braided hollow-ways run over the moorland in this area on a similar course to that proposed by Authority 1 for the Roman road. (3)
Bibliographic reference: Wroe, P & Mellor, P. 1971. 'A Roman Road Between Buxton and Melandra Castle, Glossop', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 91, pp 40-57.
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Centred SK 024 920 (501m by 2244m) (Centred on)
CHARLESWORTH, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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