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Kent Archaeological Review extract

London to Lewes Road at Edonbridge.
by Alan Dell.

This road (Number 14 in the I D Margary study) is of special interest to members of the Edenbridge Historical Society as its fourth main alignment passes from Marlpit Hill through the town towards Ashdown Forest.

In October, 1973 a wandering gas-main trench cut a short stretch of the west side of Station Road, Edenbridge, from the railway bridge to the entrance to Stangrove Park (NGR TQ 4427 4660). Beneath the tarmac was a 22-inch layer of flint and gravel the lower part of which was very compacted and may well represent the Roman road itself. This lay on a solid bed of Wealden Clay more than 18 inches thick. This is on the suggested line of the London-Lewes road and further evidence may be found during watch on subsequent operations.

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