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Monument Number 921569

Hob Uid: 921569
Location :
Leeds
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE3894026210
Summary : A prehistoric/ Roman road and associated quarry ditches are visible as cropmarks on air photographs. The road runs north-east-east south-west-west through the cropmark complex at Methley (SE 32 NE 22/ UID 921568). The relationship with the other cropmarks, which are Iron Age/ Roman in date, is not clear. One of the quarries is sited where the road crosses one of the Iron Age/ Roman fields and appears to respect both the ditches of the field and the road.Where an Iron Age/ Roman trackway crosses the road the ditches of the road abutt the ditches of the trackway. This suggests that the trackway may post-date the road. Alternatively this could form a junction. It can not be ruled out that the road is Roman in date and if the course is projected further to the south-east on the same alignment the road will run approximately 270m to the south of the Roman fort at Castleford (SE 42 NW 4/ UID 54328), 4.2km away.
More information : SE 384 263 (LO). A rapid examination of air photographs (1a) reveals a road defined by two parallel ditches visible as cropmarks. Quarry
pits, also showing as cropmarks, line each side of the road. The
road appears to underlie a cropmark settlement of probable Prehistoric/Roman date (see NMR SE 32 NE 22). If this is so, this implies the road is Roman or earlier in date. This relationship is not certain. (1)

A prehistoric/ Roman road and associated quarry ditches are visible as cropmarks on air photographs running from SE 3825 2638 to SE 3894 2621. The road runs north-east-east south-west-west through the cropmark complex at Methley (SE 32 NE 22/ UID 921568). The relationship with the other cropmarks, which are Iron Age/ Roman in date, is not clear. One of the quarries, at SE 3861 2629, is sited where the road crosses one of the Iron Age/ Roman fields and appears to respect both the ditches of the field and the road.

Where an Iron Age/ Roman trackway crosses the road at SE 3843 2634, the ditches of the road abutt the ditches of the trackway. This suggests that the trackway may post-date the road. Alternatively this could form a junction. It can not be ruled out that the road is Roman in date and if the course is projected further to the south-east on the same alignment the road will run approximately 270m to the south of the Roman fort at Castleford (SE 42 NW 4/ UID 54328), 4.2km away.
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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Jane Stone/08-DEC-1994/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project.
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : NMR, SE 3826/3, 5-17, 21-73.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SE3826/97 (16517/6) 13-Jul-1995
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/90187 0039 18-Jul-1990
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 32 NE 23
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 54328
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 921568
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: LOWER WHARFEDALE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2002-03-04
End Date : 2004-11-09