SU2832 : Line of Roman road near Buckholt Farm, Buckholt

taken 11 years ago, near to West Tytherley, Hampshire, Great Britain

Line of Roman road near Buckholt Farm, Buckholt
Line of Roman road near Buckholt Farm, Buckholt
This view looking south east across a wheat field is on the line of the Roman road from Old Sarum to Winchester, see SU2732 : Roman road, Buckholt Lane, Buckholt. Beyond the wheat field is a gentle dry chalk valley, which is not visible, and on the other side of the valley in the middle of the photo a narrow band of trees going away from the camera can just be seen. This marks the line of the Roman road, which shortly becomes a tarmacked public road, see SU2931 : Roman road near East Tytherley.

There is believed to have been a Roman posting station, Brige, near here. A posting station was a small town on a main road, where travelling officials could find an inn (mansio). Although the exact site is not known, the position of the station, calculated from distances given in the Antonine Itinerary, is possibly at grid reference SU286318. This is in the middle of the valley beyond the wheat field at the point where the Roman road intersects with a north-south byway that comes down from Whiteshoot Hill.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 June, 2007
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Roman road   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 281 320 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.2032N 1:35.9766W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 280 320
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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