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Monument Number 1044085

Hob Uid: 1044085
Location :
Greater London Authority, Essex
Uttlesford, Epping Forest
Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge
Great Canfield, Theydon Mount, Aythorpe Roding, Leaden Roding, Little Laver, Great Dunmow, Abbess Beauchamp and Berners Roding, Fyfield, Stanford Rivers, Chigwell, High Roothing, Moreton, Stapleford Tawney, Theydon Garnon, Bobbingworth, Lambourne, Theydon Bois
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3346082680
Summary : Roman road running from London to Great Dunmow.
More information : Roman road, RR 30 (Margary), London-Great Dunmow - For full details including bibliography and OS field investigator comments see Ordnance Survey Linear Archive file (RR 30), held at NMRC. (1)

Further investigations of the alignment of the road between Roundbush Green and Berwick Berners Hall utilising geophysics and fieldwalking has clarified the line oif the road in some places. 25m south of the River Roding are strong magnetic anomalies, 10.5m apart, extending for 50m, and orientated 17 degrees east of north. There is clear evidence of an agger in this stretch of the road. It was noted that this was aligned with the section of road north of the River Roding, indicating that the dogleg aligning this section with the road south of Berwick Berners Hall, must be further south of this section. The crossing point of the river Roding hypothesised earlier was proven. The examined secion has an average width of 8.16m, making it the 4th widest Roman road in Britain. Surveys to the north of the River Roding failed to locate evidence of the road. There is strong evidence of a settlement from 100 bce until at least the C5th ce south of the river, as well as a Roman marching camp. A Roman signal station was located at TL523053 at 78m OD. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : Ordnance Survey Linear Archive file (RR 30)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Essex archaeology and history : transactions of Essex Archaeological Society
Source details : Sharp P, `A Roman Road and a Late Iron Age and Romano-British settlement in The Rodings'
Page(s) : 124-135
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Vol(s) : 39, 2008

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Road
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Roman Road Number
External Cross Reference Number : RR 30
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : LINEAR 442
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD NUMBER 570, ABRIDGE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1970-01-01
End Date : 1970-12-31