Roman Roads

12 Mar 2011

As long suspected by some people there was already a long distance road system in Britain before the arrival of the Romans. The latter was responsible for roads made of graded stones and gravels in order to take heavy military traffic but roads existed in the Iron Age - and probably before that too. The proof has been found in Shropshire by archaeologists investigating a road leading from The Wrekin hill fort to Old Oswestry (see David Keys at The Independent March 11th and www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/what-did-the-romans-do-for-us-if-they-didn't-build-the-roads/ ).