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Newsham House, Newsham, Richmond

Newsham House, Newsham, Richmond
Newsham House, a Grade II listed building, is steeped in history and architectural significance.

Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle

Egglestone Abbey, Barnard Castle
Egglestone Abbey, nestled on the southern bank of the River Tees, is a testament to the spiritual and architectural endeavours of the Premonstratensian canons. Founded between 1195 and 1198 by the de Moulton family, the abbey was established during a period of monastic expansion in England.

Piercebridge Roman Bridge

Piercebridge Roman Bridge
The Roman road from York to the North of England crossed the river Tees at this point. Portions of masonry that where interpreted as a Roman bridge were found in 1972 in advance of gravel quarrying.

Piercebridge Roman Fort and Vicus

Piercebridge Roman Fort and Vicus
The fort at Piercebridge guarded access to the Main north-south crossing of the River Tees in Roman times, a sizeable vicus grew up on it's eastern side towards the earliest crossing point.

Barnard Castle Roman Ford

Barnard Castle Roman Ford
The ford is located some 150 metres upstream of the road bridge to Barnard Castle across the river Tees. It appears to cross the Tees at a diagonal to the river, joining the northern bank approximately at the point matching the location of the modern weir. A relatively large section of the ford is still...

Greta Bridge Roman Fort

Greta Bridge Roman Fort
The fort lies between the River Greta and the Tutta Beck, just south of their junction, while the Rom,an Road skirts its northern edge, of which vestiges still remain in the gardens of the houses there.

Rey Cross Roman Marching Camp

Rey Cross Roman Marching Camp
Rey Cross is one of the largest marching camps known in Britain, it is large enough to hold more thasn two legions (and therefore did) and has been dated to c. 71 A.D.

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