Keys to the Past

Devil's Causeway at Netherwitton (Netherwitton)

Five small trenches dug by archaeologists in 2001 found the remains of the Roman road, known locally as the Devil's Causeway. The road had a central area of worked blocks, on either side of which were water worn cobbles. No Roman objects were found.

Reference number:N12394
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Excavations by R P Wright along The Devil's Causeway 1940
TRIAL TRENCH, An archaeological evaluation on the putative route of the Devil's Causeway Roman road near Scremerston Farm, Ancroft 1999; AOC ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP
WATCHING BRIEF, Water mains refurbishment, Longframlington 2001; NORTHERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES
TRIAL TRENCH, Devil's Causeway Roman road, Netherwitton 2001; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
TEST PIT, Shellbraes Farm 2010; Alan Williams Archaeology
TRIAL TRENCH, Shirlaw Hope, Longframlington 2014; The Archaeological Practice Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Netherwitton


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