Monument record MDR2396 - Terrace or former road, Brough, Brough and Shatton

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 1858 8254: Brough, ?Roman road: A section through a possible Roman road E of Brough. The road exposed was metalled 3-3.5m (10-11ft) wide, and terraced into the slope. It had a V-shaped ditch 30cm (13in) wide at the top and 25cm (9in) deep. Coal fragments were found on the surface. The road is possibly of C18th - C19th date. (1) In 1966 a section was cut across a well-marked terraceway in the second field east of the Bradwell Brook, immediately to the north of the present road from Brough to Abney. A trench 23ft long was excavated and a metalled surface was uncovered, together with evidence for a ditch on the northern or downhill side. On present evidence this was assumed to represent a road in use during the 18th century, although Margary believed it to be 'almost certainly Roman'. It may be part of the same road uncovered a short distance away to the south-east [see SMR 2613]. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2474. 2474.
  • <2> Article in serial: Richardson, G G S. 1969. 'Excavations on early roads east from Brough-on-Noe', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society. Volume 9, pp 245-251.



Grid reference Centred SK 1843 8247 (145m by 22m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2313

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Record last edited

May 21 2019 11:16AM

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