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Graves Park.

Go in the entrance at the top of Cobnar Road and turn right.

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I always like the view when you are going down to totley from Owler bar in the afternoon when the sun is shining it just looks good.:rolleyes:

 

Definitely agrees! Lovely views and nice bit of road.

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You can see for miles at top of Loxley common too.

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He and Roger de Buslie who built Tickhill Castle just off the Great North Road (Watling Street as it was then) owned most of the land in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

 

Just a hobby thats all. Sorry, only I thought you might be interested.

 

I thought Watling Street ran from Dover to London and then was largely the route of the current A5 through the Midlands to Shropshire.

 

Southern parts of the Great North Road followed the line of Ermine Street but Ermine Street continued up through Lincoln and forded the Humber before continuing to York.

 

An alternative Roman Road went from Lincoln to York via Doncaster (Danum) and the Great North Road follows this for a while - approx from Blyth up through Doncaster.

 

The Great North Road itself was largely established as a coaching road in the 1700's.

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A nice view over Sheffield from Owler bar yesterday

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I thought Watling Street ran from Dover to London and then was largely the route of the current A5 through the Midlands to Shropshire.

 

Southern parts of the Great North Road followed the line of Ermine Street but Ermine Street continued up through Lincoln and forded the Humber before continuing to York.

 

An alternative Roman Road went from Lincoln to York via Doncaster (Danum) and the Great North Road follows this for a while - approx from Blyth up through Doncaster.

 

The Great North Road itself was largely established as a coaching road in the 1700's.

 

When the Romans were first building the road that started from Dover called Watling Street they kept adding branches and it got confusing so then they gave sections of it different names.

 

EDIT

This is a quick google

Watling Street

 

Watling Street, one of the great Roman highways of Britain, ran from Dover to Canterbury, Rochester, London, Chester, and York, thence branching to Carlisle and Newcastle.

 

http://chestofbooks.com/travel/reference/World-Gazetteer/Wa****a-Watling-Street.html

 

Here is another reference

 

Watling Street

 

Watling Street, a great Roman road extending from Dover and terminating by two branches in the extreme N. of England after passing through London, the NE. branch, by York, and the NW. by or to Chester.

 

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:dQ-sUWPnJM8J:www.fromoldbooks.org/Wood-NuttallEncyclopaedia/w/watlingstreet.html+watling+street+york&hl=en&client=firefox-a&gl=uk&strip=1

 

 

"By the fifteenth century the name of the famous Roman road Watling Street from Dover to Wroxeter via London had long been applied to many other stretches of road in various parts of the country. Among the oldest and best-documented examples of this practice, however, is the old Roman road (A639, still known as `Roman Ridge`) which runs north-west from Barnsdale towards Pontefract; the section of this road immediately to the north of the village of Wrangbrook was termed Watling-stret as early as the thirteenth century. Moreover in 1433 the whole of the road from Ferrybridge through Barnsdale to Worksop in Nottinghamshire was described as `the highway called Watlyngstrete`1.

 

1. Place-Names of West Riding (P.N.S. XXXVI, 1962), VII, 145; I.D. Margary, Roman Roads in Britain (London, 1967), p.415.

 

 

 

"The Northumberland Watling Street from Catterick Bridge northwards to the river Deerness points in the direction of the river Tyne at Newcastle by way of Chester-le‑Street, and the turn almost at right angles to Lanchester and Corbridge suggests a later laying out of the road in that direction. A course which avoided the high moors, and gave access to a seaport, seems to be one likely to be chosen for the first advance.

 

The manner in which Watling Street passes the Wall of Hadrian seems to show that the road is older than the Wall; and the reasons for thinking that other Roman roads which pass through the Wall were made before the date of the Wall (A.D. 120‑129), have been given."

 

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Periods/Roman/Topics/Engineering/roads/Britain/_Texts/CODROM/11*.html

 

Here is a map of some of the branches of Watling Street that I spoke about.

 

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Periods/Roman/Topics/Engineering/roads/Britain/_Texts/CODROM/3*.html

 

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Edited by Grahame

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There's a good view from Manor Laith road (just of City Road) - and carry on up to the top - it's brilliant!

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Bring this topic back to life.

 

I'm in need of great view points of Sheffiekd. Went upto Meersbrook park last night and it was beautiful, but looking for more ....

 

Suggestions xx

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What is the best spot to get a really good view of Center of Sheffield?

 

Atkinsons Carpark is a good place, but you will have to pay to park in there.

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Bring this topic back to life.

 

I'm in need of great view points of Sheffiekd. Went upto Meersbrook park last night and it was beautiful, but looking for more ....

 

Suggestions xx

 

Read this thread, all the best ones have already been posted.

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Read this thread, all the best ones have already been posted.

 

Even tho this was back in 2009-2010?

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