It doesn't. The archaeological evaluation in advance of the Great Leighs
by-pass confirmed the aerial photo evidence that the road continues the
straight line across the field to the right of the present road. Date and
reason for the subsequent change of line at this point are not currently
> A non-Britarch friend of mine wonders if anyone with local knowledge could
> offer suggestions as to why a section of Roman road in Essex appears to be
> by-passing something.