Keys to the Past

Elsdon to Gamelspath road (Rochester and Byrness; Elsdon; Otterburn)

Old road down to Elsdon.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Old road down to Elsdon. Photo by Harry Rowland.

This trackway led off from Dere Street near Featherwood and continued south-eastwards towards Elsdon following the moorland watershed between the Rede and Coquet rivers. The track may have a very long history and might even be derived from a prehistoric ridge way.

Reference number:N13570
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness
Local History of Otterburn
Local History of Elsdon


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