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Corbridge

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Corbridge is a village in Northumberland, England, west of Newcastle and 4mi east of Hexham. Villages nearby include Halton, Acomb, Aydon and Sandhoe.EtymologyKnown to the Romans as something like Corstopitum or Coriosopitum, wooden writing tablets found at Vindolanda suggest it was probably locally called Coria (meaning a tribal centre). According to Bethany Fox, the early attestations of the English name Corbridge 'show variation between Cor- and Col-, as in the earliest two forms, Corebricg and Colebruge, and there has been extensive debate about what its etymology may be. Some relationship with the Roman name Corstopitum seems clear, however'.HistoryRoman fort and townCoria was the most northerly town in the Roman Empire, lying at the junction of Stanegate and Dere Street.The first fort was established c. AD 85, although there was a slightly earlier base nearby at Beaufront Red House. By the middle of the 2nd century AD, the fort was replaced by a town with two walled military compounds, which were garrisoned until the end of the Roman occupation of the site. The best-known finds from the site include the stone Corbridge Lion and the Corbridge Hoard of armour and sundry other items. In Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, the town of Hunno on the Wall, is probably based on Corstopitum. Corbridge is in Northumberland. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Corbridge and add them to your vacation plans using our United Kingdom itinerary planning tool .
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