‘Early one morning on Corbridge Bridge’ – my oil painting 

  

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Corbridge Bridge

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Corbridge in Northumberland, is where I live. Here can be seen the ancient bridge built in 1674, about 300 yards downstream, over the River Tyne, from that built by the Romans in about AD 160.
The Roman garrison town of Coria was built just North of the then bridge at the intersection of the Roman roads Dere Street (North/South) and Stanegate (East/West).
Coria became a significant stone built town serving as a garrison and supply base for Roman Legions manning Hadrian’s Wall, passing about 2 miles to the North. The town existed for about 300 years, until abandoned when the Roman occupation ended. Many buildings in Corbridge are built out of stone salvaged from the Roman ruins, including Corbridge church.
I painted this picture a few years ago in oils on canvas board.