Keys to the Past

Thornbrough Scar enclosure (Corbridge)

A cropmark enclosure was seen on aerial photographs in the 1960s. When it was excavated, in 1983, archaeologists found traces of at least six round houses as well as pottery and a quern. There was also a cobbled area and possible stone house walls. The settlement dates to the Roman period and was used by the native Britons until the second century AD.

Reference number:N10073
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, [geophysical survey at] Thornborough Scar 1983; Department of Geophysics, Newcastle University

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge

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