TL3520 : Sacombe: Lowgate Lane Roman Road

taken 3 years ago, near to Colliers End, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Sacombe: Lowgate Lane Roman Road
Sacombe: Lowgate Lane Roman Road
Lowgate Lane leading to Lowgate Farm forms a section of a secondary Roman Road, which linked the settlements of the region. Unlike the major roads such as Watling Street and Ermine Street, which were built to allow the strategic movement of military forces soon after the Roman Conquest and maintained thereafter as a tool of the provincial government, these lesser routes are generally thought to have developed in the second and third centuries AD to serve the emerging pattern of urban and rural settlement. Such roads, sometimes formalising far older routes, are thought to have been the responsibility of local government, and their construction emphasises the importance that the territorial capital (in this case Verulamium) placed on providing effective links between town and country. This section is now a Public Byway.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Nigel Cox and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TL3520, 3 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 21 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 21 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3535 2017 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.8221N 0:2.1454W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3539 2019
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Roman Road  Public Byway 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for TL3520) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 26 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register