TL3721 : Colliers End: Rigery Lane Roman Road

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

Colliers End: Rigery Lane Roman Road
Colliers End: Rigery Lane Roman Road
The stand of trees beyond the field marks the route of the Rigery Lane Roman Road which joined with Ermine Street a mile or so north of Colliers End. This was once a secondary Roman Road, the like of 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.

Please see Martin's TL3721 : Roman Road at Colliers End for a view inside the wood.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3705 2108 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.2878N 0:0.6434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3716 2110
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Roman Road  Wood 

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