Linear banks beside the Fosse way at Bretford

Description of this historic site

Linear banks can be seen on aerial photographs on both sdes of the Fosse way at Bretford.

Notes about this historic site

1 Linear banks seen on aerial photographs on both sides of the Fosse Way at Bretford were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project.
2The current route of the Fosse Way doglegs to cross the River Avon using the modern bridge. The banks mapped closely align with a route that would join the Fosse on either side of Bretford without the modern deviation. Therefore, it is possible that the banks mark the original alignment of the Roman Road. The bank nearest to Home Farm appears to form part of an enclosure. The long linear bank further to the east may alternatively be associated with the ridge and furrow ploughing in the adjacent field (MWA12283).

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