NZ1366 : Hadrian's Wall, Heddon on the Wall

taken 13 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Hadrian's Wall, Heddon on the Wall
Hadrian's Wall, Heddon on the Wall
The wall ditch is on the right (north side), now shallow, beyond the level berm next to the wall. Excavations elsewhere suggest that this area may have had its own layer of defences such as sharpened stakes,at least where they were needed for defence. The outer courses of often triangular-shaped stones were in-filled with more random shaped and sized stones, possibly a more accurate restoration than seen elsewhere along the Roman Wall. The vallum can be seen in the field to the left (south side). Why does this short section of the wall have such a pronounced bend (just behind)? Whatever the reason, it did help this small section survive the road building that destroyed many miles of the structure west from Newcastle.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 January, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 March, 2010
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Roman archaeological site   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1369 6691 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.7950N 1:47.2527W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1376 6689
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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