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Shapefile depicting all Roman roads within 100km of the line of the Hadrian’s Wall Frontier. Original material adapted from Blackwood (2017) and includes information derived from Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 base map and evidence from recent archaeological investigation (Collins 2018, Collins 2019, Collins and Symonds 2019). Attribute table includes information about class (major or mind road), certainty of existence, object length, road name (if applicable), the sites that the road leads from and to and Margary reference number (Margary 1967). GIS Vector data (polyline) created using ArcGIS ArcMap 10.5 in OSG36 (EPSG:27700) co-ordinate system. This dataset was created as part of the Hadrian’s Wall Community Archaeology Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Blackwood, C. 2017. GB Roman Roads, [Dataset]. EDINA.

Collins, R. 2018. ENGLAND 3. HADRIAN'S WALL. Britannia, 49, 342-347. doi:10.1017/S0068113X18000326

Collins, R. 2019. ENGLAND 3. HADRIAN'S WALL. Britannia, 50, 416-419. doi:10.1017/S0068113X19000370

Collins, R. and Symonds, M. (eds.) 2019. Hadrian’s Wall 2009-2019: A Summary of Excavation and Research prepared for The Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall, 20-28 July 2019. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Kendal, 19-26.

Margary, I. 1967. Roman Roads in Britain. 2nd edition. London: John Baker.

1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster [TIFF geospatial data], Scale 1:25000, Ordnance Survey (GB), Using: EDINA Digimap Ordnance Survey Service, , Downloaded: 2017-10-24 15:07:52.57



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