SU2071 : Roman road to Mildenhall

taken 7 years ago, near to Mildenhall, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Roman road to Mildenhall
Roman road to Mildenhall
In Roman times, Mildenhall was a sprawling settlement called Cunetio on south bank of the River Kennet LinkExternal link. It stood at the crossroads formed by two major Roman roads: that running E-W from Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) to Aquae Sulis (Bath), and that running SE-NW from Venta Belgarum (Winchester) to Corinium Dobunnorum (Cirencester). The main Swindon to Marlborough road (A346) follows the course of the latter for much of its length, but where it veers away just past Ogbourne St. George to follow the valley, the Roman road climbs steeply upwards, crosses the Poulton Downs and descends as Greenway Road into Mildenhall.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Former (from Tags)
Roman Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2087 7188 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.7317N 1:42.0655W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2082 7220
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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