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London Coaching Inns

2021-05-01T13:56:38+00:00

By the early 19th century there were 120 stage coach inns within a city which was far more compact than today. Many of the coach services were aligned with specific...

London Coaching Inns2021-05-01T13:56:38+00:00

River Great Ouse

2021-04-08T11:25:14+00:00

At 143 miles the Great Ouse is Britain's 4th longest river after the Severn, Thames and Trent. It has a catchment area of over 5000 sq miles. The modern A1 crosses...

River Great Ouse2021-04-08T11:25:14+00:00

River Swale

2021-01-26T18:10:56+00:00

The Swale is crossed by the Great North Road at Catterick Bridge. The old bridge dates from the 1420s and was the primary crossing until the A1 was upgraded in...

River Swale2021-01-26T18:10:56+00:00

John Nevison – Highwayman

2021-02-04T09:00:45+00:00

John Nevison was one of the most infamous highwaymen operating along the Great North Road. His gang of outlaws met at the Talbot Inn at Newark and robbed...

John Nevison – Highwayman2021-02-04T09:00:45+00:00

Roman Catterick – Cataractonium

2021-01-26T17:26:59+00:00

Roman Catterick, or Cataractonium, was a fort and settlement which was established just south of the crossing point of the River Swale. Until other military centres were.....

Roman Catterick – Cataractonium2021-01-26T17:26:59+00:00

Stilton Cheese

2021-04-02T11:37:56+00:00

King of Cheeses. Stilton is recognised across the world as a unique and special variety. Its initial commercial success was the direct result of its popularity with coach.....

Stilton Cheese2021-04-02T11:37:56+00:00

River Wear

2020-12-04T23:20:32+00:00

The River Wear used to be crossed three times by the Great North Road; twice where the river forms a meander around Durham and once a few miles.....

River Wear2020-12-04T23:20:32+00:00

Danelaw

2020-12-03T11:36:39+00:00

Danelaw arose from a peace deal in the late 9th century between King Alfred and Viking invaders. It placed half of England under Danish law and.....

Danelaw2020-12-03T11:36:39+00:00

River Trent

2020-11-28T17:06:50+00:00

The River Trent at Newark marks where you cross from north to south, or vice versa, on the Great North Road. Well, that’s my view though some.....

River Trent2020-11-28T17:06:50+00:00

Cycling

2020-11-25T12:44:07+00:00

Cycling the Great North Road became a popular past time in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. Today’s car and truck drivers should perhaps.....

Cycling2020-11-25T12:44:07+00:00
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