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Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

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Looking east, with the northern face of the wall towards us

A consolidated stretch of Wall, up to 2 metres (6.5 feet) thick in places.

Looking west, again with the Northern face of the wall towards us

A round feature that are said to have been the result of much later use, although to me this makes little sense and looked more like a part of the original wall structure. Perhaps it was the base of circular staircase to gain access to the top of the wall. The wall at this point and for a short distance is very thin, so perhaps there is another explanation.

There would have been a milecastle (12) not far from this end of the wall section, but I am not aware of  any remains of it.

another view of the circular feature

Looking east down the top of the wall

looking up the top of the wall looking west

south side of the wall looking west

south side of the wall looking west

Location: Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland

Grid Reference: NZ138669 Ceremonial County: Northumberland

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Getting there: On the right side of the B6528 going out of Heddon-on-the-wall to the east

Access: Small road on the right just before you get to the wall, access is via gate from this side road.
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By: Keith Park   Section: Roman Key:
Page Ref: Heddon-on-the-Wall Topic: Roman Britain Last Updated: 05/2010


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