Keys to the Past

Roman Burials (Corbridge)

At Shorden Brae excavations uncovered a large Roman mausoleum. It has a large outer enclosure surrounded by a wall, with a central rectangular building. Several burials were found both inside and outside the enclosure. The remains of decorated stone carvings were found, including two lions and a stag. Other fins include pottery of 2nd, 3rd and 4th century date. The site was probably built as a burial site for a Roman army officer in the second quarter of the 2nd century, and it was then demolished in the later 4th century.

Reference number:N9003
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Event(s):EXCAVATION, The Roman Mausoleum on Shordon Brae, Beaufront, Corbridge, Northumberland 1958
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; R Lewis

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge

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