Tyne and Wear HER(17436): South Shields, The Lawe, Roman occupational evidence - Details
South Shields, The Lawe, Roman occupational evidence
During a watching brief in 2015 on Roman Road, The Lawe, multiple phases of Roman occupation were encountered. The earliest phase was characterised by a NE-SW orientated boundary containing occupational debris, drainage ditch and yard/path surface dating to the late 1st - early 2nd century. Surfaces, coupled with a boundary ditch and wall were encountered dating to the 3rd century - attesting to increased activity within the Vicus. The pottery assemblage recovered during the watching brief derived from locations across the south of England, France and Italy.
Archaeological Research Services, 2015, The Lawe, South Shields - Archaeological Watching Brief