ST9898 : What would the Romans have thought of this?

near to Kemble, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

What would the Romans have thought of this?
What would the Romans have thought of this?
When they built the Fosse Way linking Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum) and Lincoln (Lindum Colonia)in the middle of the first Century; little did the Romans imagine that a railway line from Swindon to Stroud would bridge it 1,750 years later. Of course neither the railway nor its destinations existed in Roman times, whereas the A433, as it is now known, formed the northwestern boundary of their world. Fosse means ditch and for ditch read defence.
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2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Roads, Road transport  Railways  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 981 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.2340N 2:1.6636W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 981 986
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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