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SK8529 :: Gorse Lane east of Croxton Kerrial

Taken 4 months ago by Tim Heaton near Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire, England

Gorse Lane east of Croxton Kerrial by Tim Heaton
Gorse Lane east of Croxton Kerrial

Part of the Salt Way, and a former Roman road along the top of the Lincolnshire Limestone ridge south of Grantham. The name 'Gorse Lane' seems to be applied by local residents and businesses to the whole stretch of this road, from its junctions with the A607 in the west to the B1174 in the east. On OS and Google maps the name only appears on the eastern-most section of the road.
Salt Way (Roman Roads 58a & 58b)
A line of roads or tracks known as the 'Salt Way' (or 'Saltway', 'Salter's Way') can be traced for about 40 miles across the north-east part of Leicestershire into Lincolnshire. The identifiable route (who knows its western and eastern limits?) essentially corresponds with Roman roads, Margary numbers RR58a and RR58b. (Ref. 'Roman Roads in Britain', Vol. 1, by Ivan D. Margary). RR58a started at the River Soar (Barrow upon Soar); crossed the Fosse Way (RR5f, modern A46) at Six Hills; ran along the Belvoir escarpment and Leicestershire Wolds; crossed the River Witham at Saltersford (SK 927 334), which may be the site of the Roman settlement of 'Causennae' LinkExternal link (though 'Ad Pontem' has also been proposed LinkExternal link ); before joining Ermine Street (RR2c, modern B6403) near Cold Harbour. From Ermine Steet RR58b, also known as 'Salt Way' LinkExternal link ran along, or close to the line of the modern A52 into the Fens at Donington LinkExternal link LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square SK8529
Subject Lat/Long 52.856399,-0.732235 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire, England
Photographer Tim Heaton
Taken 20220408 202204 2022 (about 4 months ago)
Submitted 2022-04-12
Snippet Salt Way (Roman Roads 58a & 58b) ·
Context Roads, Road transport ·

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