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High Cross, Leicestershire

High Cross

High Cross is the name given to the crossroads of the Roman roads of Watling Street and Fosse Way in Leicestershire, England. It is about a mile west of the village of Claybrooke Magna and was in the hundred of Guthlaxton. It was the site of a Romano-British settlement known as Venonae or Venonis, with a nearby fort.

A map of the known Roman road network, highlighting the routes included in the Antonine Itinerary

In 2008, this section of Watling Street is now a dual carriageway section of the A5, the southern part of the Fosse Way is a B road, and the northern route of the Fosse is now a track which is a part of a long-distance path called the Leicestershire Round.

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  • Venonis
  • The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. X, No. 272, published September 8, 1827

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