Keys to the Past

Possible Roman site beneath Hexham Abbey (Hexham)

The site of Hexham Abbey is claimed to stand on an early Roman frontier, that pre-dates Hadrian's Wall. The possible ditches of a Roman fort have been identified from dowsing on land to the south and west of the abbey.

Reference number:N8979
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Archaeological Survey of Hexham 1988; ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT FOR NORTH EAST ENGLAND

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham


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