Our part of Lancashire in which the chapel is located was well known to the Romans. I decided to walk from Barnoldswick to Primrose Hill, in between Rimington and Bracewell. Atop the hill one can clearly see a square earthwork (pictured), which I measured as 16 paces by 16 paces. Little seems to be known about it, though it is supposed to be the remains of a Roman watch or guard tower. It is less than half a mile from the main Roman road (pictured) which follows Brogden Lane at Barnoldswick and carried on straight when the lane veers off at the farm.
The heavens opened and I was soaked, but it was well worth it!
The Romans must have been a terrifyingly advanced race to the British natives who lived in these parts. But like all human empires, its days were numbered. Its mighty roads are now farm tracks, and its fortifications mere mounds.
Daniel 2:21: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.
Roman Road towards Rimington