Watling Street


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Watling Street

(wŏt`lĭng), important ancient road in England, built by the Romans in the course of their military occupation. It ran from London generally north to the intersection with the Fosse Way, c.13 mi (21 km) SW of Leicester, and thence in a westerly direction to Wroxeter in Salop, SE of Shrewsbury, a distance of more than 100 mi (161 km). The principal town through which it passed was Saint AlbansSaint Albans
, city and district (1991 pop. 76,709), Hertfordshire, E central England. The market city of Saint Albans has printing, engineering, and clothing industries. Many of its residents work in London.
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 (ancient Verulamium). Its later importance arose from its use as a thoroughfare throughout the Middle Ages and into modern times. In places the ancient Roman road is still in daily use, and in others it has been used as a base for modern thoroughfares. Some other Roman roads in England are also called Watling Street, notably the extension which led from London to Dover.
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They had scarcely watched the great road known as Watling Street which runs from Dover in Kent to Chester town--for many minutes, when they espied a knight riding by in a very forlorn and careless manner.
He told all from the very first: how Robin Hood had slain the forester, and how he had hidden in the greenwood to escape the law; how that he lived therein, all against the law, God wot, slaying His Majesty's deer and levying toll on fat abbot, knight, and esquire, so that none dare travel even on broad Watling Street or the Fosse Way for fear
Drivers were also reduced to a crawl on a regular basis heading west on the A5 Watling Street in Staffordshire and the A4600 in Ansty Road in both directions through Coventry.
What do Ermine Street, Watling Street and Fosse Way have in common?
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At least four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were sent to Watling Street, Llanrwst, to tackle the blaze.
North Lanarkshire Council launched an investigation after families on Motherwell's Watling Street scheme reported unexplained illnesses.
At the junction of routes, we turn left up the slope of Well Bank Terrace to reach the junction with Watling Street.
Linda Whitehouse has organised The Chase Business Start Up and Growth Show at the Ramada Hotel, Watling Street, Cannock, which takes place from 10am to 4pm tomorrow to give a shot in the arm to new businesses, with a series of Empowering Workshops on being your own boss and how to grow in the recession.
Shaun Dodd, 23, of Watling Street in Consett, and Henry Nicholson, 28, of Kenton Crescent in Newcastle, both pleaded guilty by letter to Tynedale Magistrates' Court yesterday.
The swimmers took the plunge off Watling Street bridge at lunchtime and swam 2.
The second phase of work involves new paving on both sides of Watling Street up to the Sustrans route.