Monument record 0436100000 - VIATORES ROUTE 163

Summary

Possible route of a Roman road between Verulamium (St Albans) and Silchester.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • ROAD? (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Description

Dimensions - Length 64 km
Plan Form - LINEAR
VERULAMIUM-SILCHESTER ROAD (FULL DESCRIPTION & MAP)(B1).
BEYOND THE RIVER CHESS, NORTH LANE FOLLOWS ROUTE FOR 0.5 MILE TO CHENIES-RICKMANSWORTH ROAD. HERE DIRECT LINE SEEMS TO SHOW NO TRACE. AFTER 2.5 MILES IT IS PICKED UP AGAIN BY ROAD FROM THE VACHE TO CHALFONT ST GILES. COUNTY BOUNDARY 0.25 MILE EAST OF ALIGNMENT MAY REPRESENT A LATER ALTERNATIVE ROUTE. TO SOUTH OF CHALFONT ROAD APPEARS AS A TERRACE, UP TO 30FT WIDE IN ORCHARDS ABOVE STONEWELL'S FARM & MILTON'S COTTAGE, BUT BEYOND THERE IS LITTLE INDICATION. THE LINE WOULD PASS THROUGH SEER GREEN & WILTON PARK. CHURCH ROAD, THROUGH WOOLMAN'S WOOD REPRESENTS TERRACED DESCENT TO THE THAMES (B2).
NGR'S DERIVED FROM INFO & MAPS IN B1 & B2 (B3).
Geophysical survey and trial trenching carried out by Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society in 2008 across supposed line of road at Sarratt Mill House (Hertfordshire) was inconclusive (B4).
Linear earthwork visible on LiDAR data, c.950m long, 1.2km north-west, is possibly the location of the road between Verulamium and Silchester (079210000) (B5).

Sources (5)

  • <1>SBC16293 Bibliographic reference: VIATORES 1964 ROMAN ROADS IN THE SOUTH-EAST MIDLANDS PP136-150 & MAPS PP375-377.
  • <2>SBC8168 Bibliographic reference: MARGARY I D 1973 ROMAN ROADS IN BRITAIN, 3RD EDITION PP180-181.
  • <3>SBC12137 Verbal communication: PIKE A R, JULY 1978, FROM INFORMATION IN SOURCES 1-2.
  • <4>SBC23481 Article in serial: Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society. 2009. Chess Valley Journal (Journal of the Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society) 2009. pp27-30.
  • <5>SBC25045 Article in serial: Chess Valley Archaeological & Historical Society. 2017. Chess Valley Journal (Journal of the Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society) 2017. Vol 37.

Location

Grid reference Centred SU 9565 9070 (10689m by 9431m) (Estimated from sources)
Civil Parish BEACONSFIELD, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish SEER GREEN, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish WOOBURN, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish CHALFONT ST. GILES, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish CHALFONT ST. PETER, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish CHENIES, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish HEDSOR, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 8:43AM

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