The search for a possible direct Roman road between Winchester and London

David Calow, MA

The Ordnance Survey Map of Roman Britain shows five Roman roads radiating from Winchester. Three roads run west, one north to Silchester and one south to Chichester.

This dissertation reports the results of research to try to establish if a direct main Roman road was built between Winchester and London. The report discusses Roman roads, the methodology used for such investigations, the results of others who have researched the same problem and site investigations directed by the author for the project. The report considers some problems with the traditional methodology and opportunities created by new technology.

This independent study, September 2011, was completed as a requirement for a higher degree of the University of Winchester, Faculty of Social Sciences.