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ran from Durobrivae near Peterborough, across the Fen Causeway
to Denver, followed Fincham Drove and crossed Peddar's Way between Castle
Acre and Swaffham, thence towards North Elmham and Billingford, to Bawdeswell
and Jordans Green, and on to Smallburgh.
Where the road leaves Bawdeswell
it is known as Common Lane - it ran across the former Bawdeswell
Common. This section is particularly fine and the road is
built on an agger as it approaches the valley.
A Roman agger
Billingford it turned South for a short while where it crossed the
River Wensum on a Roman timber bridge, and nearby two Roman helmets
have been dredged from the river. (They are decorated with sea dragons,
eagle's head and snakes on one, and Mars, Victory and Medusa on the visor
mask of the other.)
The Romans built their roads in
straight lines, keeping to high ground wherever possible.