NH4410 : General Wade's Military Road - 1981

taken 37 years ago, 4 km from Glendoebeg, Highland, Great Britain

General Wade's Military Road - 1981
General Wade's Military Road - 1981
General Wade's Military Road No. 1 (B862) seen from viewpoint near Carn an t-Suidhe.
A network of military roads was constructed in the Scottish Highlands during the middle part of the 18th century as part of an attempt by the British Government to bring order to a part of the country which had risen up in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715.
The roads were constructed to link the Central Lowlands with a series of fortified barracks located strategically across the Highlands. Their purpose much like the network of roads constructed by the Romans more than one and a half millennia earlier was to suppress and exert control over the local population. The engineered roads of the Roman period did not extend into the Highlands whereas this was the very area where these later roads were constructed.
The first four of these roads, were constructed in the 1720s and 1730s under the direction of General George Wade and are commonly referred to as General Wade’s Military Roads or simply as Wade’s Roads.
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Date Taken
August 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 4494 1053 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:9.5613N 4:33.9238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 44867 10544
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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