Keys to the Past

Consett, Dere Street (Consett)

Part of the course of 'Dere Street', a major Roman Road that crosses the entire county. When workmen dug a pipeline trench across the line of this road, archaeologists examined their holes to see if anything was visible. They found a layer of large stone slabs overlying an area of compacted smaller stones. This was a kerb overlying the agger for the Roman Road.

Reference number:D247
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Consett

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