Monday, 26 January 2015

Street Names of Salford

Salford Reporter ca. 1976
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Bury New Road follows the route of a Roman road than ran from Mamucium (Manchester) to Bremetenacum Veteranorum (Ribchester).   John Just, an antiquary, drew a plan of the route based on the work of the Ordnance Survey, which he published in 1842

In Lower Broughton, a 'camp' was though to be situated at the junction of Castle Street and Bury New Road.  Its proximity to the road led to speculation that it too might be Roman, but this determination is questionable, since no plan of the monument survives. 

Map of 1845.  Source: John Rylands Library

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