Fosse Way


Fosse Way
[the Foss]
A road built by the Romans, running from south-west England to Ilchester, then Bath, Cirencester and Leicester, reaching *Ermine Street near Lincoln. It was known originally as 'the Fosse' because there was a (defensive) ditch on both sides; 'Fosse Way' is post-15c. Bishop Latimer said in 1553: 'I live within half a mile of the Fossway and you would wonder to see how they [pilgrims] come by flocks out of the west country to [see] many images [and shrines].' [< Lat. fossa = ditch] -
Cf. Fosse

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  • Fosse Way — Carte des voies romaines en Bretagne romaine Foss …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Fosse Way — /fɒs ˈweɪ/ (say fos way) noun a Roman road in Britain between Exeter and Lincoln, with a fosse on each side …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fosse Way — The Roman road between Lincoln and Exeter via Bath, built with a fosse on each side …   Medieval glossary

  • fosse-way — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized F Etymology: so called from the ditch along each side : any of the principal Roman roads in Britain …   Useful english dictionary


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