Ryknild Street

Ryknild Street

Ryknild Street, Roman road built in 1st century AD from Metchley fort, Edgbaston, to Wall near Lichfield, Staffordshire. This landscape in Sutton Park has never been built on. Traces of the agger (carriageway) are visible, it forms a slight embankment made of compacted gravel. On each side are ditches which were dug to mark the route for the roadbuilders and the remains of pits where the gravel was extracted. It is virtually the only section that has not been lost or had a modern road built over it, simply because Sutton Park is wild. I walked it with Mick Aston of the Time Team in 1964.

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