Route record MYO2195 - RCHME Roman Road 1

Summary

Road 1 approaching York from the SE is last known 650yds SE of the city boundary. From Pool Bridge to Germany Beck the line of it is represented by a parish boundary running straight for 2.5 miles and aligned upon where the SE gate of the fortress stood.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6301 4803 (2334m by 3672m)
Map sheet SE64NW
Civil Parish Fulford, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Heslington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR Information:
A Roman road from the S.E. is last known 650yds. south of the York city boundary. From Pool Bridge (642462) to Germany Beck (622494) the line is represented by a parish boundary running straight for two and three-eighths miles and aligned upon the S.E. gate of the fort. This line produced crosses the
city boundary about 70yds. east of the junction between Mitchels Lane and Hesslington Lane. (1)

No remains of this road exist between Pool Bridge and Heslington Lane. The parish boundary takes the form of a series of straight hedges and dikes with mainly arable land on its west
side and pasture on its east. Between Germany Beck and Heslington Lane are pasture fields. These have no surface indications of any road alignment. The whole of the route has long been locally used as a public right of way. (2)

Source
1 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Roman York Typescript R.C.H.M. 1960
2 Field Investigators Comments F1 ECW 07-MAY-62

People and Organisations

Compiler D SMITH Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 1961-01-18 1961-01-18 Ordnance Survey Archaeology Officer 08-FEB-1960-31-MAY-1961 and 01-NOV-1966-26-JUL-1974

Surveyor ERIC CHARLES WAIGHT Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 1962-05-07 1962-05-07 Ordnance Survey Archaeology Officer 29-OCT-1956-19-SEP-1967 and 04-APR-1972-15-SEP-1975


NMR, NMR data (Unassigned). SYO2214.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 21 2020 3:50PM

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