Route record MYO5098 - Roman Road to Thornthorpe and Malton

Summary

Roman road running from York (Grimston) to Thornthorpe and Malton. Roman road traced in present day road system.

Location

Grid reference Centred SE 6906 5489 (8392m by 6488m)
Map sheet SE65SE
Civil Parish Holtby, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Murton, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish Dunnington, City of York, North Yorkshire

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Full Description

NMR Information:

RR 81a Roman Road. York (Grimston) - Thornthorpe - Malton.
A road from York to the north-east forked out of RR 2e (LINEAR 272) at Grimston (SE 647 515) and is followed by the present road to Gate Helmsley although not straight, but generally direct, and keeping to high ground. Half a mile beyond Gate Helmsley there was another fork, the RR 81a continuing on the present road to Buttercrambe, which is straight and somewhat raised. The other road RR 810 (LINEAR 278) went through Stamford Bridge to Bridlington. Beyond Buttercrambe the RR 81a is followed by the present road to Gally Gap, passing west of Lippington (sic) and running in straight lengths. From this point onward to Malton the present road is very winding and should only be regarded as indicating the approximate course of the Roman road. At Thornthorpe, the RR 29 (LINEAR 287) joins and continues the line to Malton through the suburb of Norton. (1)
See Linear Archive File RR 81a for further details. (2)

1 Roman roads in Britain 1973 Ivan D Margary 421 1973
2 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Ordnance Survey Linear Archive File RR 81a in NMRC
1a Transactions of the East Riding Antiquarian Society
Continued as: East Riding Archaeological Society journal 37 7
1b VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Kitson-Clark M. 1935. Roman Malton & District Report No 5, 32.

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Record last edited

Jul 7 2020 8:58AM

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