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Arrington Bridge Romano-British site, Shingay-cum-Wendy

History of Romano British site, Shingay-cum-Wendy

Listed building on Heritage at Risk Register

In 1923 W M Palmer wrote (Cambridge Chron):

The road on which we used to walk to Kneesworth [from Royston] is one of the oldest in the land. It was called by the Saxons Erming Street, “The Street of the Sons of Earn”, and where it crossed the river at the ford, what is now Arrington Bridge, was the Ermingford where the meeting place of the hundred moot was in Anglo-Saxon times, from which we get our present county division of the Hundreds of Armingford. Perhaps more journeys of historic importance have been taken along this road than along any other road in England, with thee exception of that from London to Dover.


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