A Guide to Old Hertfordshire


Cow Roast


Excavations have shown that the Cow Roast was the site an early Romano-British settlement. and the area is protected as an ancient monument. Coins have been found  dating from the time of the pre-Roman leader Tasciovanus and Roman Emperors from Claudius (41-54 AD) to Honorius (395-423 AD). It stood on the major Roman Road which runs through a gap in the Chiltern Hills and was later known as Akeman Street. The general line of this road has remained in use until the present day. In 1813 a bronze helmet was found, while digging the canal, which is known as the Tring Helmet, and is in the British Museum. ... ...