NZ1167 : Military Road east of Rudchester

taken 6 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Military Road east of Rudchester
Military Road east of Rudchester
View along the B6318 (Military Road) towards Heddon on the Wall. The road was built (1752-57) on the course of Hadrian's Wall whose stones were broken up to provide a surface. The bend left at the bottom of the hill is a modern diversion to a bridge over the A69 dual carriageway but rejoins the original course just beyond before it reaches Heddon. Here again the modern route again diverts to the left around the village.
The Rev. William Stukeley incensed at the destruction of the Wall by the road builders wrote in Carausius (1757-59):
'The overseers and workmen employed by Act of Parliament, to make a new road across the kingdom ... demolish the Wall, and beat the stones to pieces, to make the road withal. Every carving, inscription, altar, milestone, pillar, etc., undergoes the same vile havoc, from the hands of these wretches.'
Landowners complained that too many stones were being used, not leaving enough to use for their farm buildings and field walls.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Period (from Tags)
Roman 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1150 6748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.1056N 1:49.3053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1132 6753
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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