Turvey Settlement

Possible Settlement

A possible Roman settlement may have existed astride the main Bedford to Northampton road to the south of the crossing of the River Great Ouse.

A pottery kiln has been found along the line of the probable road to Irchester at Bozeat (SP9058) in Northamptonshire and a pottery and tile kiln has been found a little to the north on the opposite bank of the river at Harrold Lodge (SP933553) in Bedfordshire (see: Britannia I (1970) p.288.)

There is a villa at Gayhurst (SP8546) in Buckinghamshire, seven miles south-west along the River Great Ouse upstream. There are substantial Roman buildings six miles west-south-west at Ravestone (SP8450) and three miles to the east at Olney (SP8952) both in Buckinghamshire, and another four miles along the Bedford (Sandy) road at Kempston (TL0049) in Bedfordshire.

References for Turvey

  • Historical Map and Guide – Roman Britain by the Ordnance Survey (3rd, 4th & 5th eds., 1956, 1994 & 2001).

Map References for Turvey

NGRef: ST9453 OSMap: LR153

Roman Roads near Turvey

WNW (14) to Dvston Probable road: N (9) to Irchester Possible road: S (12) to Magiovinivm ESE (15) to Sandy

Sites near Turvey Settlement