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Saturday, 05 March 2011
Roman Road in Godstone

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I found this map in a book in the local library this afternoon. It depicts the Godstone section of the London to Brighton* Roman Road. This section of the road corresponds with the route taken by the A22 (prior to the construction of the Godstone bypass). I had also read somewhere that the centre of the village moved from where the church is to the Green with the construction of the A22 along the path of the then derelict Roman road. Furthermore the Godstone/Caterham Gap just North of this section is a natural pass through the North Downs which has always been used as a North-South arterial route.

* Brighton didn’t exist in Roman times but it’s presumed that the road from Londonium proceeded to a bay on the coast (which in Roman times was about one mile South of where Brighton is on the South Coast today).

Posted by bigblue on 05/03/2011 at 03:00 PM
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