Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Cleveland and the Romans

The Romans did briefly visit Cleveland but were unable to occupy the area for any length of time, ie there are remnants of Roman occupation but only sporadic, and there is no evidence of the river Tees being used by Roman soldiers or merchants .
The Tees bay and Eston hills would of been an ideal place for a Roman Garrison and more !. The only possible reason for this occupation not taking place is they were not permitted, ie organised resistance ! We are lead to believe the Brigantes were the major power in the area at the time of the Roman occupation, a tribe that was said to have been pro Roman . This to me does not add up, if this was right the tees would have been utilised as would the escarpment of the Eston  hills !


  1. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/romangl/map.html

  2. My brother who died last December was like you he delved into the history of Middlesbrough and found out many things that the Museum's here and council officials didn't know and weren't interested, one thing though, why were archeology digs forbidden near where St Hilda's church used to be, not the grave yard, shed any light on this, he was really interested in the monastery that was there

  3. Sorry to hear of your loss Dave . As for the St Hilda's area I've never really looked into the area, but your post interests me and I intend to check it out any info you have would help.


Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.