In the Roman (AD43 to 410) period a large settlement, known as a vicus, grew up outside the fort at Piercebridge. Aerial photographs of this area have shown the cropmarks of about 30 buildings. Excavations by archaeologists in 1973 found the remains of two rectangular buildings. One contained a hypocaust and dated to the 3rd century AD. Workshops including kilns and metalworking areas have been found. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Monument|
National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002365
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Source of Reference
Local History of Piercebridge
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