The road to Wigan, RR70b : excavation at Land Gate

Miller, IF ORCID: 2021, 'The road to Wigan, RR70b : excavation at Land Gate' , Itinera, 1 , pp. 15-28.

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An archaeological excavation in 2018 confirmed the precise course of the Wilderspool to Wigan Roman road (Margary, 1973 RR70b) as it continues northwards from Ashton-in-Makerfield in Greater Manchester. Whilst the surface of the road had been removed almost entirely from a combination of agricultural practice and more recent development, the excavation uncovered the sandstone foundations and the associated drainage ditches. The recovery of Roman and medieval pottery from one of these ditches implies that the road persisted as a landscape feature, and its route seemingly remained in use as a thoroughfare, for a considerable period after the collapse of Roman administration.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Itinera
Publisher: Roman Roads Research Association
ISSN: 2635-1579
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Depositing User: Mr Ian Miller
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 07:40
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:11

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