Painted in oils, sweeping up Autumn leaves in St. Andrew’s churchyard, Corbridge, Northumberland. The oldest part of the church originated in 7th Century Saxon times, much of it built out of stone taken from the nearby, then derelict, Roman garrison town.
The Roman presence at Corbridge, then known as Coria, where the Romans built a bridge over the River Tyne, (Coria Bridge – giving the place it’s name) continued for some 300 years until early in the 5th Century.
Corbridge, is at the intersection of Dere Street and Stanegate, the former Roman main roads North/South and East/West. Hadrian’s Wall is approximately 2 miles,to the North.