Keys to the Past

Stanegate Roman road (Acomb; Newbrough and Fourstones; Henshaw; Bardon Mill; Greenhead; Haltwhistle; Melkridge; Sandhoe; Warden; Thirlwall; Haydon; Wall; Corbridge)

By AD 81 the Roman army under the governor Agricola had reached far into Scotland, but by AD 84 had withdrawn to a line between the Rivers Tyne and Solway. Under the emperor Trajan it was decided to use the road which ran between Carlisle and Corbridge as the frontier. This road was later called the Stanegate; its Roman name is unknown. It was already provided with forts at Corbridge, Chesterholm (Vindolanda), Nether Denton and Carlisle; Carvoran and Old Church Brampton may also have been built at this time. The road survives today as a series of earthworks and buried remains.

Reference number:N12391
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, The Stanegate at Homer's Lane 1970
WATCHING BRIEF, A Brief Report on the Observations made during a Programme of Landscaping at Causeway House, Chesterholme, Northumberland 1990
TRIAL TRENCH, Proposed Football Field, Gilsland, Northumberland, Archaeological Evalutation 2004; Oxford Archaeology (North)
WATCHING BRIEF, Watching brief at Whinney Hill, Fourstones 2011; Gerry Martin Associates Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, The Stanegate at Viindolanda (test pits and watching brief) 2014; Alan Williams Archaeology

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle
Local History of Thirlwall
Local History of Acomb
Local History of Haydon
Local History of Corbridge
Local History of Wall
Local History of Melkridge
Local History of Bardon Mill
Local History of Henshaw
Local History of Newbrough and Fourstones
Local History of Sandhoe
Local History of Greenhead
Local History of Warden

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