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WAYSIDE REMINDERS OF OTHER DAYS: NORTHALLERTON, DURHAM AND CROFT SPA

WAYSIDE REMINDERS OF OTHER DAYS: NORTHALLERTON, DURHAM AND CROFT SPA

Near the spot marked by the obelisk (top left), about 3 miles N.W. of Northallerton, was fought the great fight August 22 1138 against an invading Scots army. The English rallied round a pole or standard which flew the four banner! of St. Peter of York St Cuthbert of Durham St. John of Beverley and St Wilfred of Ripon. Thus the fight was called "The Battle of the Standard." At Durham (top right) the road goes over one of the few bridges remaining with houses built into the structure. Below is a fine bridge at Croft Spa crossing the Tees.

Other pictures from The Great North Road


THE INN THAT FIRST 'BOOMED' STILTON CHEESE AND THE ROAD THROUGH STAMFORD

NEARING THE BORDER ON THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: NEWCASTLE AND BERWICK

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