Maiden Way Roman Road (Coanwood; Hartleyburn; Greenhead; Featherstone; Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)
The Maiden Way is a Roman road between the Brough/Penrith road at Kirkby Thore, near Appleby, and Carvoran Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall. The stretch of road over Lambley Common is visible as a well-raised road, 4m wide, with side ditches. As the road heads towards its junction with the A68 it is a slightly raised grassy strip. The site is adjacent to a public right of way and can be seen from there. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||WATCHING BRIEF, Lambley Common, Northumberland (NY 685 575). Archaeological Monitoring of stile construction adjacent to the line of the Maiden Way 1997; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE|
WATCHING BRIEF, Report on an archaeological watching brief at Byron's Drift, Blenkinsopp, Northumberland 2005; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
TRIAL TRENCH, The Maiden Way Roman road at Whitley Castle 2011; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION, Alston Moor, North Pennines Miner-Farmer Landscapes of the North Pennines AONB NMP: Aerial Investigation and Mapping Report 2011; English Heritage
WATCHING BRIEF, Thornhope Farm, Slaggyford 2015; Pre-Construct Archaeology
Source of Reference
Local History of Featherstone
Local History of Hartleyburn
Local History of Coanwood
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
Local History of Greenhead
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