Inner Golden Pot (Rochester and Byrness)
This is one of a group of five or more stones called Golden Pots that stood between Redesdale and Chew Green. The stones are the socket or base stone for a cross shaft. It appears that this stone has been moved from its original position and now lies on the site of Middle Golden Pot. The stones were once thought to be Roman milestones but are more probably the remains of medieval wayside crosses, dating to the 14th century. They would have helped guide travellers using Dere Street in the medieval period.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness
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