Baker Perkins


Engineering company, Baker Perkins, operated an overnight Great North Road trunker service between its factories at Peterborough and on Tyneside...

Baker Perkins2022-07-22T08:58:58+00:00

Ermine Street


The southern section of Ermine Street aligns closely with the Old North Road, merging with Great North Road near Godmanchester, before heading eastwards.....

Ermine Street2022-04-18T11:31:04+00:00

Dere Street


Dere Street is the name generally used to describe the Roman road leading from York to the Firth of Forth. It was constructed by the military to secure the colonisation...

Dere Street2022-06-21T13:25:22+00:00



The Holy Island of Lindisfarne lies 4 miles from the Great North Road between Berwick and Newcastle. The Northumberland coast is magnificent, and Lindisfarne is...


Buckden Palace


Buckden Palace sits directly alongside the Great North Road. In medieval times it straddled the road in Buckden with the Bishop’s Palace and Little Park to...

Buckden Palace2022-02-11T14:17:35+00:00

King James I


A meandering but triumphant journey south along the Great North Road marked the start of the reign of King James I in 1603. It was his first visit to England...

King James I2022-01-15T18:39:25+00:00

St Paul’s Cathedral


Saint Paul's Cathedral is not “on” the Great North Road – more one of its “bookends”. However, whether you define the London end of the road...

St Paul’s Cathedral2021-04-08T17:27:34+00:00

John Muir


John Muir was a 19th century conservationist who pioneered the national parks concept in the USA. He was born in Dunbar in 1838. The citizens of...

John Muir2021-03-13T11:46:22+00:00

River Aire


The coaches of the Great North Road and todays vehicles on the A1 cross the River Aire at Ferrybridge. The Roman crossing was further west, by ford across the...

River Aire2021-02-22T12:49:25+00:00

Angel of the North


The Angel of the North arose alongside the Great North Road in February 1998. The 20m high steel statue was deliberately sized and sited to be visible to those travelling...

Angel of the North2021-02-25T17:46:13+00:00
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