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A Tour of Hadrian's Wall

A Tour of Hadrian's Wall

Created by Orlando on 29/11/2010
Updated on 14/06/2012
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THIS is an aerial atlas of Hadrian's Wall which uses layers to depict the locations of the forts, milecastles and turrets of Hadrian's Wall, as well as showing the line of the curtain wall, Vallum, and Military Way. In addition the outpost forts (to the north of the Wall) and the hinterland forts (to the south) are shown in the same way, as are the Cumbrian coast sites (which effectively provide a western extension to the Wall) and the infrequent gateways through the curtain wall.

Most of the upstanding portions are visible from the air, as are many of the earthworks and even some of the cropmarks. Each entry for a fort, milecastle, or turret has a link to the UK government MAGIC mapping base, an English Heritage PastScape entry (where detailed references and investigation histories may be found), Hadrian's Wall Research Framework (HWRF) Project Notes (in PDF form, where they exist) as well as (wherever possible) photographs of surviving monuments on the ground, and page references to the relevant part of the current edition of J. Collingwood Bruce's Handbook to the Roman Wall.

More information (of varying qualities) is available online from Wikipedia, the Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd website, or English Heritage. Its status as a World Heritage Site is reflected by a page on the UNESCO schedule of WHSs. Those wishing to see it in more detail can browse photos of the monument as it is today. The Hadrian's Wall Research Framework (HWRF) is an ongoing project and its website acts as a focus for thoughts about the future management of the Wall.

NB This is intended as a teaching aid and carries no statutory weight of any kind, so if you have legal questions about any aspect of the monument, please direct them at the approriate authorities (in the first instance English Heritage). No claims are made for the accuracy of the information here which is provided to you 'as is' for you to make of it what you will. This KML file is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) licence

Mike Bishop

The curtain wall between the Knag Burn gateway and Housesteads fort

By The CORIA Project


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