Monument details

HER Number:547/1/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:North Cheshire Ridge Roman Road - between Appleton and Stretton


Scheduled section of Roman road between Appleton and Stretton.

The North Cheshire Ridge Roman Road has been traced for a length of over 12km. The alignment follows the crest of the outcrop of sandstone overlooking the Mersey valley to the north. It is made up of adjoining straight lengths of road to keep close the crest of the ridge. Unusually for Roman roads in Cheshire there were drainage ditches along each side of the road.


Monument Types

  • ROAD (Road-major, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROAD TRANSPORT SITE (Road Route, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006770: Two Sections Of Roman Road Between Appleton And Stretton

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