Tyne and Wear HER(13525): Gateshead, Roman road - Details
Gateshead, Roman road
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In the south-west part of the Hilton Hotel site a small length of Roman paved road was uncovered. It ran down the slope at an angle and aligns roughly with the medieval Mirk Lane. This cannot have been the main route down to the bridgehead as it was not constructed until the 3rd century AD. It probably represents a subsidiary road or track that divided the landscape into farms and estates.
D.H. Heslop, 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead before AD 1080, in Diana Newton and AJ Pollard (eds), 2009, Newcastle and Gateshead before 1700, page 16