Keys to the Past

Roman inscription and medieval tower (Hexham)

Part of a Roman inscription was found in a grotto in a garden in Hexham in the early 20th century. It may have been used in the basement of a medieval tower or part of the Bishop of York's palace and was later used as a storehouse. Many medieval buildings in Hexham re-used Roman stones, probably taken from the nearby fort at Corbridge. The upper floors are of 18th century date. It is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N8734
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham


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