From The Neolithic To The Sea: A Journey From The Past To The Present

Hadrians Wall

Brocolitia to
Once Brewed

Once Brewed to Walltown Quarry

Walltown Quarry to Lanercost
Hadrians Wall was a defensive fortification for the the Romans in Britain. The wall was built in AD 122 to concolidate the boundry of the Roman Empire. As well as a defensive boundry the wall served as a large customs post.

Hadrians Wall was 80 Roman miles long, equivilant to 73 miles. The hight and width of the wall varied because of the terrian and the materials avalible. Various ditches were dug infront and behind the wall.

Much of the wall has been stone mined but a significant portion still exist and can be followed on foot. A footpath runs the length of the wall and it is a popular tourist attraction.

Hadrians Wall was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.