NY7969 : Hadrian's Wall near Busy Gap

taken 2 years ago, near to Broomlee Lough [water Feature], Northumberland, Great Britain

Hadrian's Wall near Busy Gap
Hadrian's Wall near Busy Gap
King's Wicket is the name of the wicket gate in the line of Hadrian's Wall in Busy Gap NY7969 : King's Wicket: gate through Hadrian's Wall. On the north side of the Wall here is a large triangular earthwork formed by an earthen bank with a superficial ditch, partly based on the Wall ditch, with a possible entrance lies at the north-west corner NY7969 : Enclosure, King's Wicket. The feature is thought to be a stock enclosure associated with a traditional drove road running through the Wall at this point. The date is uncertain, but in the late Middle Ages Busy Gap was a notorious haunt for bandits and raiders, known as 'Busy Gap rogues', and the stock held in the enclosure may not always have been there with the owner's consent.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Paths  Boundary, Barrier  Grassland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roman Remains 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7986 6951 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:1.1832N 2:18.9913W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 79820 69371
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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