Morbium - Roman Fort at Piercebridge


"Piercebridge is located on the site of a ten acre Roman fort with a surrounding vicus. The best evidence for this is the numerous cropmarks in fields to the east of the village, in which the outlines of around 30 buildings can be seen, and elements of the stone wall and bank which surrounded the fort, originally 3 metres thick and 1.5 metres high. Fragments of other walls also survive around the village....The fort of Morbium was built only a few hundred metres off the path of Dere Street, the Roman road between York and Edinburgh. Once the fort was established, a vicus grew up around it. " (SINE)

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Morbium - Structural Images of the North East

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Piercebridge Roman Bridge
- Overview About the Roman Bridge Map Street View The Roman bridge at Piercebridge crossed the River Tees, carrying Dere Street, the Roman road that linked York with Corbridge, near Hadrian’s ...

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