Find the Roman roads of Britain….

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Finding the Roman roads of England and Wales can be tricky, but now there’s a “London Underground” map that identifies them all. Well, not quite, but mostly. On discovering this site I went immediately to find Stone Street in Kent…but it’s marked as unnamed.

Stone Street is definitely a Roman road. It’s still there and originally connected the Roman fort at what is now Lympne to Canterbury. It’s clearly marked as a Roman road on OS sheets so I can’t think why doesn’t get a full identification at this site. You can find Stone Street at this site. Maybe it’s not one of the premier routes, but it has a name and is still used today.

This omission inevitably makes me wonder if other known roads are unnamed or, heaven forfend, missing altogether. But even so the site is well worth looking at. The major Roman roads are named.

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