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Roman Road, Blackpool Bridge
Blackpool Bridge, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
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date  circa 100 AD
UK era  Roman  |  category  Road  |  reference  SO653087
ICE reference number  HEW 630
A fragment of Roman road, including part of a road junction.
The section at Blackpool Bridge is 85ft long and, at under 8ft wide, is probably the remains of the second class of road, known as an actus. A road of the first class, called a via (as in modern Italian), would be at least 14ft wide.
This fragment of actus is lined by double rows of edging stones measuring 4-6in wide and 12-18in long. The central part of its single carriageway is randomly paved with rough stones, the largest of which are about 18in by 12in.
reference sources   RR

Roman Road, Blackpool Bridge