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Possible Roman Roads near Ashill Roman Enclosure

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The probable Roman "enclosure" at Ashill does have one round corner with its east side seemingly the best surviving. The site is listed in the Norfolk HER as 8712. There are two possible roads connecting it into the Roman system - an east-west one and one heading south towards Saham Toney.

 

 

 

Historic Counties: Norfolk

Current Counties: Norfolk

HER: Norfolk

 

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Lidar Image and (Possible) Route Map

The possible road to the south does register prominently in the Lidar data but I could not link it up to the road at Watton at its southern end.

The east-west road is based on the straight track passing the enclosure and the fact that it runs parallel to its southern side. It could have connected the site to Peddars Way.

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Enclosure Site

An old railway line goes through the middle of the enclosure and lies in the trees with the eastern half of the enclosure to the right here. The track is the possible east-west road - it crossed the old railway line on a bridge.

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Last update: January 2020

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