Roman roads around Preston are being plotted with ever-increasing accuracy by archaeologists using lidar scanning technology. The results north of Preston have been especially impressive. South of Preston, industrial development at Cuerden has uncovered the Roman road, helping to establish its exact route north and south. Where previously there was only speculation there is now certainty, which has often proved the previous speculation to be mistaken.
Could other routes through the town be waiting to be discovered? Two of Preston’s 19th-century historians believed there were, so I thought I would do some speculating: Preston’s Roman roads.