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Name:TILLBRIDGE LANE
HER Number:50575
Type of record:Monument

Summary

The Roman road linking Ermine Street north of Lincoln to the crossing of the Trent at Marton

Grid Reference:SK 899 799
Map Sheet:SK87NE
Parish:MARTON, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
NORTH CARLTON, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
SCAMPTON, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
STOW, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE
STURTON BY STOW, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

PRN 50575
In the later first century AD the Romans found that, with the rising importance of York, there was a need for a road that would avoid the wide ferry crossing of the Humber, which the main route of Ermine Street found unavoidable. A road was, therefore, laid out that takes off from Ermine Street at a point near North Carlton, and proceeds north-west to Bawtry and Doncaster, then swinging north through Castleford to Tadcaster and finally north-east to York. It is at first a substantial agger, and after one and a half miles it joins Till Bridge Lane, which then follows the alignment to the crossing of the Trent at Littleborough. {1}
A watching brief was undertaken during ground-works on the Riseholme water mains replacement scheme. Evidence was uncovered for a metalled surface leading off the A15 to the north-west at the junction with the showground. This was thought to be the Roman Tillbridge Lane. {12}{13}


<01> MARGARY, I.D., 1973, ROMAN ROADS IN BRITAIN (Bibliographic reference)


<02> WHITWELL, J.B., 1992, ROMAN LINCOLNSHIRE (Bibliographic reference)


<03> SMR FILE (Index)


<04> SMR FILE (Index)


<05> PARISH FILE (Photograph)


<06> ST JOSEPH, J.K.S., 1945-1979, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (Aerial Photograph)


<07> FELCEY, M., 1977, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph)


<08> ST JOSEPH, J.K.S., 1945-1979, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION (Aerial Photograph)


<09> EVERSON, P.L., 1975-90, RCHM (Aerial Photograph)


<10> Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1992-1996, National Mapping Programme (Map)


<11> COLE, C., 1993-2002, INNER VISIONS (Aerial Photograph)


<12> Lindsey Archaeological Services, July 2002, Watching brief on the Riseholme water mains repleacement scheme (Intervention Report)


<13> Lindsey Archaeological Services, July 2002, Watching brief on the Riseholme water mains repleacement scheme (Excavation archive)

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Events

  • Riseholme water mains repleacement scheme
  • Section across Tillbridge lane

Protected Status

  • SHINE
  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<01>Bibliographic reference: MARGARY, I.D.. 1973. ROMAN ROADS IN BRITAIN. PP237,410-2;FIGS 7A, 14.
<02>Bibliographic reference: WHITWELL, J.B.. 1992. ROMAN LINCOLNSHIRE. pp.16,30,50,82,92,147.
<03>Index: SMR FILE. NORTH CARLTON. SK 97 NE:E, N, AA -.
<04>Index: SMR FILE. MARTON. SK 88 SW:F -.
<05>Photograph: PARISH FILE. MARTON. -.
<06>Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. OW 47,1954, .
<07>Aerial Photograph: FELCEY, M.. 1977. -.
<08>Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. BS 6,1948, .
<09>Aerial Photograph: EVERSON, P.L.. 1975-90. RCHM. 2916/13-4.
<10>Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. SK9578:LI.636.1.1-2,1994, .
<11>Aerial Photograph: COLE, C.. 1993-2002. INNER VISIONS. 136/0896/10A,17A,1996, .
<12>Intervention Report: Lindsey Archaeological Services. July 2002. Watching brief on the Riseholme water mains repleacement scheme. RVWM02.
<13>Excavation archive: Lindsey Archaeological Services. July 2002. Watching brief on the Riseholme water mains repleacement scheme. LCNCC 2002.99.

Related records

52485Related to: FORMER FORD ACROSS THE TRENT (Monument)
52462Related to: PAVING, POSSIBLY PART OF TILLBRIDGE LANE, AND COINS (Monument)
51369Related to: Romano-British settlement on both sides of Tillbridge Lane in Marton and Gate Burton (Monument)