The Water Newton treasure found alongside Ermine Street near Peterborough is the earliest known group of Christian silver from the whole Roman Empire.

York became one of the leading religious centres for many centuries. The church built great wealth – and the Great North Road helped connect a large network of religious houses the length of the country.

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...

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...

Sawtry Abbey

The site of Sawtry Abbey is squeezed between the Great North Road and the east coast mainline railway. Not far away you can find Monks Wood and Abbots.....





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