Stretton, South Staffordshire
The A5 is Watling Street, a notable Roman road, and another Roman road passes through Stretton from Mediolanum (Whitchurch), forming a junction with Watling Street near the bridge over the River Penk. On the other side of the river was the now-deserted Roman settlement of Pennocrucium. The village's position on the road from Mediolanum gives it its name, the Old English for "street town" ("street" meaning a paved or Roman road). Stretton Bridge today carries Watling Street over the Penk.
Stretton Hall is in the village.
- Geograph.org.uk Stretton Bridge
- "'Tremendous sadness' as Staffordshire private school closes unexpectedly". Express & Star. MNA Media. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- Ordnance Survey mapping
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