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Record Details

HER Number:00707/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Bawtry to Doncaster Roman Road: Rossington section


A Roman road, branching off the Doncaster to Bawtry Road, along Warning Tongue Lane, Rossington.

Grid Reference:SE 630 002
Map Sheet:SE60SW
Parish:DONCASTER CENTRAL, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • ROAD (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Full Description

    <1> A Roman branch road, leaving the Bawtry to Doncaster road near Bessecarr Grange, continuing along Warning Tongue Lane and the eastern edge of Sandall Beat Wood, is suggested by Margary. At the point where the alignment would cross the River Don a series of piles was noted in the river bed in 1959, but they could be of any date. An 'agger' in Sandall Beat Wood was examined in 1960 and found to be an old dry stone wall. The existence of a Roman road is as yet unproven. Air photographs do not show traces of the Road.

    <2> As above with further description of the excavation of the 'agger'.

    <3> Leaves the Bawtry - Doncaster road near Bessacar Grange continuing along Warning Tongue Lane and the eastern edge of Sandall Beat Wood - suggested by Margary. Not yet proven however.
    References: O.S Card. Margary 2 (1957) p.192, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 41 (1961) p.21, Doncaster District Survey J. Magilton (1977) p.24

    <1> Various - Ordnance Survey, Various, OS Card (Unpublished document). SSY217.

    <2> Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1963-6, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Volume 41, p20-24 (Serial). SSY78.

    <3> South Yorkshire Archaeology Service, c1974-c2003, SMR Card (Unpublished document). SSY213.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY217 - Unpublished document: Various - Ordnance Survey. Various. OS Card.
    <2>SSY78 - Serial: Yorkshire Archaeological Society. 1963-6. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Volume 41. Parts 161-4. p20-24.
    <3>SSY213 - Unpublished document: South Yorkshire Archaeology Service. c1974-c2003. SMR Card. Indexed according to PIN Number.

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