Local History - Corbridge

  • Description

    "The archaeology of the Corbridge parish is dominated by two settlements: namely the Roman garrison town of Corstopitum and the later, medieval town of Corbridge, located slightly further east. As with so many river valley towns, these settlements grew up at crossing points of the River Tyne. The river valley was also an important route along which communication and movement occurred from the earliest times and the relatively large number of prehistoric sites and finds around Corbridge would suggest that this was an attractive area to settle for thousands of years before Roman soldiers ever set foot on British soil. The earliest evidence for this cross-country route being used dates to Mesolithic times. Field walking and chance finds in the vicinity of Red House, Shorden Brae, Gallowhill and Caistron Field all help to build a picture of Mesolithic use. Excavations of the Roman town and fort from 1906 to 1914 tended to penetrate only as far as the latest Roman building and so the pre-Roman occupation of the site has not been thoroughly investigated....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=N13011
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 1 month ago
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