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 Post subject: Banks East Turret
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:43 am 
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A turret and short length of Hadrian's Wall near Brampton in Cumbria.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:12 pm 
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Chris,
Great shots of a fantastic structure. Hadrians Wall is well worthy of its World Herritage Site status. There is now a public path following the wall, opened a few years ago. The photos bring back memories from 1972 when myself and five other lads walked the Wall from Carlisle to Newcastle, following a now long out of print Ordnance Survey map of the wall. Actually, it was a pub crawl, but I enjoyed the archaeology, even if the others wern't all that interested. I an sure I have some photos of the same spot, which I may scan if there are any without us on. (You wouldn't want to see us then, believe me!).

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A pub crawl along Hardrian's Wall? Now life just doesn't get much better than that really, does it?

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Just showed the photos to my son who wants to know if he can purchase a property with some of Hadrian's Wall on it ;)
Beaut photos :)
A query - the stone wall, ditch and embankment across the road from the wall - is that part of the defences of Hadrian's Wall, too?


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Jayne,

I would imagine so...well, the ditch and embankment at any rate. That's a quintessential 'V' shaped Roman ditch, that is.

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Jayne wrote:
A query - the stone wall, ditch and embankment across the road from the wall - is that part of the defences of Hadrian's Wall, too?


My guess would be that the stone wall was built more recently. There are literally thousands of miles of these dry stone walls in Cumbria (and most other counties in these islands).In fact, there is a Dry Stone Walling Association - http://www.dswa.org.uk/

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Ahh, ok, thanks :)
We have similar dry stone walls by the mile here in Oz, someone was a busy lad or lass lol ;)


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I've managed to find the OS map of Hadrians Wall we used on the 'pub crawl' in 1972, so I've scanned a bit in to show the detail (copyright Ordnance Survey)

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It really is an excellent map, sadly no longer in print, all OS do now is Roman Britain, and Ancient Britain, but in 1970 along with those two and Hadrians Wall, they also published maps of Southern Britain in the Iron Age, Britain in the Dark Ages, Monastic Britain, Ancient map of Kent, and Bodleian map of Great Britain (14th Century)
That's Progress :(

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What a fabulous map, and why on Earth have they stopped mapping the other exciting eras of Brit history?


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Jayne,

Probably because there just aren't enough people out there interested any more to justify Ordnance Survey reprinting it. That's a sad look out for Britain, when you think about it...

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 Post subject: Re: Banks East Turret
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:26 pm 
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I've managed to track down the photos of our 1972 'pubcrawl expedition' so I'll post a few of the less scarey ones.
As you can see there was no path as such in many places. You may have seen that English Heritage has just published
a reprint of the OS map of the wall shown above, About time!

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 Post subject: Re: Banks East Turret
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That is THE pub crawl...the mother of all pub crawls, Frank...and yes, it's clear, a bunch of hippies. Fantastic pictures, as always.


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 Post subject: Re: Banks East Turret
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I look like that now. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Banks East Turret
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Is that you with the long hair and the tash then, Frank?

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 Post subject: Re: Banks East Turret
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Spot on Brian. The give-away must've been the Ordnance Survey map of Hadrians Wall tucked down my belt, eh!

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