Corbridge

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A watercolour of one of the streets of Corbridge, where I live. In an earlier post I said that Corbridge has Roman origins from AD 70′ when a fort and strategic river crossing of the Tyne, were built and ultimately as a garrison town for more than 300 years.
The base of St. Andrews Church tower (seen in the picture), as part of the original church, was built by German origin Saxons in about AD 600′ from stone readily available from the ruins of the Roman town.
The Roman East/West road, The Stanegate, intersects with the street in the picture, to the right opposite the church tower. The road is still in use, running towards the Roman town site and original bridge, where it joined the North/South road, Dere Street.

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