NY8771 : Boulders in the north ditch, Hadrian's Wall

taken 3 years ago, near to Simonburn, Northumberland, Great Britain

Boulders in the north ditch, Hadrian's Wall
Boulders in the north ditch, Hadrian's Wall
Wherever the Wall was undefended by crags, the Romans dug a defensive ditch immediately to its north. Here, they were excavating through hard dolerite and gave up trying to break up these stubborn blocks. Their chisel marks can be seen on the top surface, mute testament to some hard effort and no doubt a few Latin expletives.
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Rock (from Tags)
Dolerite 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8740 7157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:2.3089N 2:11.9214W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8740 7157
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Hadrians Wall  Boulders  Defensive Ditch 

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