Roman Settlement

Wycomb lies eleven miles due north of Corinium Dobunnorum (Cirencester) and eleven miles due east of Glevum (Gloucester). There is a Roman road two miles to the east of the settlement which emerged from Cirencester to the south, and proceeded in a northerly direction. The northern terminus of this road was possibly Alcester to the north, but may also have been either Vertis (Worcester) or Salinae (Droitwich Spa) to the north-north-west. Judging from the amount of incidental Roman finds along the Vale of Evesham, I am more inclined to favour Alcester as the likely destination; only time (and a little digging) will tell.

There are numerous villas in the neighbourhood; at Whittington (SP0120), Wadfield (SP0226), Withington (SP0314), Compton Grove (SP0416), Spoonley Wood (SP0425), Listercombe Bottom (SP0711) and the famous villa and temple at Chedworth (SP0513) lies just five miles to the south.

Map References for Wycomb

NGRef: SP0220 OSMap: LR163

Roman Roads near Wycomb

None identified