Keys to the Past

Anglo-Saxon Watermill (Corbridge)

A number of old timbers in the riverbed on the north bank of the Tyne were the remains of an Anglo-Saxon watermill. They were dated to this period by radiocarbon dating. Excavation found two stone floors and a number of wooden beams. A line of wooden stakes may have marked the edge of the channel leading the water to the mill. Unlike later watermills this one probably had a horizontal wheel.

Reference number:N9052
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Evaluation of Archaeological Sites Threatened by River Erosion at Corbridge 1995; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge


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