Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I have just spent a couple of days at Piercebridge and my photograph records the 'new bridge'. This is a little confusing as this bridge was built in 1789 but it is the new bridge because it replaced the old Roman Bridge which was probably built around 260.

Piercebridge was an important Roman fort, built on Dere Street, the main Roman road which linked York with Carlisle and the western end of Hadrian's Wall. The Roman bridge which was about 300 yds south of this new bridge allowed Dere Streeet to safely cross the River Tees.

The Roman Fort has been partly excavated and is open to the public. The rest of the fort is hidden beneath modern houses or has been incorporated into other buildings.

Piercebridge attracted the interest of 'Time Team' who came to investigate the site after divers found hundreds of Roman coins and votive offerings in the river there.

We were so lucky!
The days we spent at Piercebridge were the sunniest and warmest of the year, so far!

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

P.S. For such a beautiful and interesting place, it is hard to believe that this is its first appearance on TE.

Angshu, tyro, snunney, timecapturer, ChrisJ, saxo042, danos, cornejo, holmertz, COSTANTINO has marked this note useful

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