Keys to the Past

Romano-British farmstead north-east of Thornbrough High Barns (Corbridge)

This Romano-British farmstead stands on a low ridge above the former Shildon Lough. Part of it lies beneath a road, but the remainder survives as a standing earthwork. The farmstead is sub-rectangular in shape, measures about 56m by 20m and is enclosed by a ditch with a slight outer bank. An old estate map of Thornbrough High Barns names the farmstead as Bow Bridge. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N9962
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960

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Local History of Corbridge

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