Corbridge Collection

The Corbridge collection is the largest of the Hadrian’s Wall collections managed by English Heritage, with over 34,000 finds. Its inscriptions and sculptural material are the best collection in the north of Britain in terms of depth, range and scope. Deities from across the Roman Empire are represented in the religious dedications, and the names of units and individual soldiers are given in the numerous building inscriptions.

Evidence for the civilian element of the town at Corbridge is provided by the large number of personal and feminine items, such as beautiful hair pins and ornate weaving combs. Finds indicating pottery manufacture and metal-working, as well as the two large granaries, show Corbridge’s role as a supply base for the forts on Hadrian's Wall. Excavated between 1906 and 1914 and 1934 and 1973, the material comes from all over the site and offers insights into many activities and aspects of life at Roman Corbridge.

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