SO4385 : Where legions once marched - Wistanstow, Shropshire

taken 13 years ago, near to Wistanstow, Shropshire, Great Britain

Where legions once marched - Wistanstow, Shropshire
Where legions once marched - Wistanstow, Shropshire
This view of Wistanstow village, looking northwards, shows well the straight line of Watling Street, the Roman road which runs from Wroxeter (Uriconium) to Leintwardine (Bravinium). Wistanstow takes its name from St Wystan, who was killed by an uncle in AD 850 at a peace conference, said to be at Repton (SK 3026) in Derbyshire, so how this village came to be called Wistanstow - Wystan's stow - I'm not sure. It is a quiet, peaceful village, with a community-run shop in the former smithy and a pub but the present sole phone box was in doubt last time I was there. Time photo taken not available.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Shropshire  Repton  Wistanstow  South Shropshire  Wroxeter  Leintwardine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Village 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4320 8543 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.8306N 2:50.2475W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4321 8538
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Public House  Community Shop  Watling Street  St Wystan 

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