The Foss Way

  • 11 Jan 2024
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This was the great artery of the Roman military system in the west, and touched the County only at the outlying 'island' part of the Hundred of Oswaldslow, near Shipston on Stour. Because of the changes in the County boundaries, this has now sadly been lost to us.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The road ran from Lincoln to Exeter, and served as a means of deploying troops and supplies. The date of this road is A.D. 120, this can be accurately dated from a Roman milestone which is inscribed with details of the progress of the Emperor Hadrian through Britain in the fourth year of his reign.