Keys to the Past

Dere Street Roman road (Alwinton; Birtley; Corsenside; Rochester and Byrness; Broomhaugh and Riding; Wall; Whittington; Otterburn; Chollerton; Corbridge; Shotley Low Quarter; Broomley and Stocksfield)

Route of Dere Street in mid Northumberland.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Route of Dere Street in mid Northumberland. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Dere Street was the main Roman road in the North East of England and ran between York and the Firth of Forth in Scotland. It links the forts of Piercebridge, Binchester, Lanchester, Ebchester, Corbridge, Chew Green and beyond into Scotland. It was built in the first century AD by the first governor of Britain, Julius Agricola. The name Dere Street is Anglo-Saxon and means the road to Deira or Yorkshire.

Reference number:N12392
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, A Report on an archaeological watching brief on a new sewage pipe line trench from East Law, Ebchester, to Blackhall Mill, Tyne & Wear. 1991-1993 1993
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. Archaeological Evaluation 1995; GSB Prospection
TRIAL TRENCH, Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland. Archaeological Evaluation 1995; The Archaeological Practice
TRIAL TRENCH, Otterburn, Dere Street 1996; The Archaeological Practice
TRIAL TRENCH, Otterburn Training Area. Dere Street at Chew Green, Pennine Way National Trail, Northumberland (NT 079 009): archaeological evaluation Winter-Summer 2001 2001; The Archaeological Practice
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeology on the Otterburn Training Area, 2002-2005 2005; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological watching brief at The Scrogs, Dilston 2009; Pre-Construct Archaeology
TRIAL TRENCH, An Archaeological Excavation across the A695 at Farnley Gate, near Riding Mill, Northumberland 2011; Pre-Construct Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Mains Connection at Shawwell Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland: Archaeological Watching Brief 2012; TWM Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Watching Brief at Petty Knowes, Rochester, Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19 1RH 2013; AAG Archaeology
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Riding Mill 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding
Local History of Rochester and Byrness
Local History of Corbridge
Local History of Wall
Local History of Otterburn
Local History of Alwinton
Local History of Corsenside
Local History of Chollerton
Local History of Broomley and Stocksfield
Local History of Shotley Low Quarter
Local History of Whittington


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