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.
|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
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge
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