There may have been a small fort here in 70AD beside a ford across the Tees. The later fort was built around 270AD and was rectangular in shape with towers at each corner. In the centre of the north and south walls were gates through which Dere Street, the main Roman road to the north, would have passed. The fort was abandoned by the Romans in the early 5th Century. The remains at Piercebridge are part of a large bridge that carried a Roman road across the river which has moved northwards since the bridge was built.
Managed by English Heritage, open to the public.
|A67, 5 miles north west of Darlington|
|Piercebridge, Darlington DL2 3SY|