Possible Roman Road

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Roman Road is indicated by some of the findings made during archaeological work in connection with The Wooton Wawen Project (1983-1990).

Notes about this historic site

1 The line the possible Roman road is reported as surviving continuously for about 6km in the present (1985) road between Wootton Wawen and Ullenhall, and intermittently thereafter in minor roads through Tamworth and Wythall. This line eventually makes a junction with the Roman Ryknild Street in the Kings Norton district of SW Birmingham. In the opposite direction it is reported that the route of the possible Roman road is more difficult to establish with any certainty. The A34 may follow it more or less in its entirety between Wootton Wawen (E of the River Alne) and the Avon crossing at Stratford. However, the true course is reported as probably being on a far less well preserved line a little to the East of the A34, passing through Bearley and Clopton. This head twoards the Roman “small town” at Tiddington.
2 Archaeological observation of the laying of a new trunk water main from Wootton Wawen to Hunger Hill, Henley-in-Arden, recorded no evidence for the Roman road which the current road is known to have followed.

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