Watling Street


Watling Street

Ancient Roman road in Britain. Extending from London to Wroxeter, it was one of the great arterial roads of Roman Britain. In the 9th century it divided Mercia. Later the name was applied to other main roads, including the London-Dover road that ran through Canterbury.

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