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12 August 2013

Visit the site of Chew Green Roman Camp

Found at the head of the beautifully remote Coquet Valley on the border between England and Scotland, Chew Green Roman Camp was once on Dere Street, the Roman Road that stretched north from York towards the frontier with Caledonia.

Possibly one of the few parts of the country which was better connected 2000 years ago, the site remained in use until the late medieval period, still recorded as Kemylpethe around 1550. The village was known to have had an Inn for travellers on Dere Street, and a chapel,  and used as a meeting place for discussing cross-border disputes as early as 1249.

For more, see http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=9

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