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The Romano-British period


The section of Lea Bridge Road from Whipps Cross to Knotts Green may follow the route of a Roman road.  It is the boundary between the parishes of Walthamstow and Leyton.

A section of Roman road was recently discovered by Clyde Place on the Beaumont estate, Leyton 1.  This was aligned northwest-southeast rather than northeast-southwest like Capworth Street, the Walthamstow Slip (see later reference) and Lea Bridge Road 1.  

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1  English Heritage Greater London Archaeology Advisory Service Quarterly Review May to July 2004 http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/imported-docs/f-j/2004caugquarterlyreview.pdf