Chapter 6, Highways

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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.

Book 2, Chapter 6, The End of the Ninth Century – Ancient Towns and Highways

The Anglo Saxons adopted the Roman roads and bridges in every part of the island. To the former, as Mr. Wright explains (” Celt, Ro-man, and Saxon,” 456) “they gave the name of streets (street), a word no doubt derived from the Latin word strata, by which probably they heard them designated among the Roman population. We may still trace their course, by the continued recurrence of names of places in which the Saxon word, under such forms as stret, strat, street, occurs in Read More >>>

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