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Snapshots

  1. Ongoing excavation

    Snapshot Title: Ongoing excavation
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Because of its location set back from the main line of Hadrian's Wall, the opportunity to have a long term program of excavation is 'easier'. The waterlogged soil has created anaerobic conditions that...



  2. Hadrian's Wall reconstruction

    Snapshot Title: Hadrian's Wall reconstruction
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Many people have talked about reconstructing the Wall in it's real location, but todate this is the only opprotunity that you'll have to see what the Wall originally may have looked like. They have bu...



  3. Roman milestone hereabouts

    Snapshot Title: Roman milestone hereabouts
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Another milestone is or was located hereabouts - there is also an example in the nearby museum for Vindolanda



  4. Heather thatched house

    Snapshot Title: Heather thatched house
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    One of the few heather thatched buildings in the region, now used as a holiday cottage by the Landmark Trust



  5. Roman Milestone

    Snapshot Title: Roman Milestone
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Not seen in this snapshot but located on the map is the stump of a Roman Milestone on the line of the Roman road called Stanegate. This is thought to have marked the 16th Roman mile from Corbridge (ea...



  6. A69 Trunk road

    Snapshot Title: A69 Trunk road
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The main east west Trunk road in nothern England - linking Newcastle to Carlisle though the Pennines



  7. stone wall

    Snapshot Title: stone wall
    Taken by: mr_skulls

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    arrow



  8. open stone wall

    Snapshot Title: open stone wall
    Taken by: mr_skulls

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    open stone wall



  9. road assistance

    Snapshot Title: road assistance
    Taken by: mr_skulls

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    looks like tow or change tire



  10. landscape

    Snapshot Title: landscape
    Taken by: mr_skulls

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    beautiful



  11. Roman Signal Station

    Snapshot Title: Roman Signal Station
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Better seen in Google Earth from above, this mound I think is the site of the Roman Signal Station. It is located within and in the corner of the embankment of the iron age settlement



  12. Scarp and dip

    Snapshot Title: Scarp and dip
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The gentle southern slopes up to Hadrian's wall with the sharp dip (or drop) on the north side are all the result of erosion of a massive dome created by volcanic upheaval based around the Cheviot to ...



  13. Walltown Crags & Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: Walltown Crags & Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Hadrian's wall continues to head west beyond the trees to the left of this snapshot, towards Carlisle.
    Walltown is the only stretch of Hadrian's Wall taht has completely disappeared, due to quarrying...



  14. Mis-match stitching

    Snapshot Title: Mis-match stitching
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    This mismatch may be because the wind was so strong and gusty that it nearly blew the gigapan unit and heavy tripod over!



  15. The Pennines

    Snapshot Title: The Pennines
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The northern end of the Pennines (the chain of hills running up the centre of England from the Midlands) where they reach the Tyne/Irving gap that links Newcastle to Carlisle.



  16. The Long Stone

    Snapshot Title: The Long Stone
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    No, it doesn't have that kink at the top in real life!
    The shaft is relatively modern and said by some to be a memorial to some miners who died nearby, by others a memorial to a quarryman who died in...



  17. Milecastle 39 & Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: Milecastle 39 & Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Just seen peaking from behind the hill is Milecastle 39 - a few photos of its excavation can be seen at www.twoatlarge.com/ralph/archaeology/newarch/hadrianswall-1.html Will open in a new tab or window



  18. Sycamore Gap & Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: Sycamore Gap & Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    To some better know as the Robin Hood tree, from its role in the film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves' (1991).
    For locals though, the idea of its proximity to Sherwood Forest is in the realms of news...



  19. Roman Military Way?

    Snapshot Title: Roman Military Way?
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    With Hadrian's Wall running along the skyline in this snapshot, the Roman Military Way was in essence a metalled supply road linking the various forts and garrisons along the Wall.
    Seen in this snaps...



  20. The Vallum

    Snapshot Title: The Vallum
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Remnants of the Vallum - a set of ditches and embankments running parallel to Hadrian's Wall along its length. Thought to be part of a defensive zone protecting Hadrian's Wall



  21. Crag Lough (not in view)

    Snapshot Title: Crag Lough (not in view)
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Just to give an idea of its location! Crag Lough is hidden from this viewpoint behind the trees which are ontop of a cliff



  22. Hotbank

    Snapshot Title: Hotbank
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A good walk up hill leads to a classic Hadrian's Wall view west of Crag Lough (to the left of this snapshot), north up to Wark Forest / Kielder Forest Park, south towards the Pennines, and east toward...



  23. Crindledykes limekiln

    Snapshot Title: Crindledykes limekiln
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    A restored limekiln with the ramp to the top of the kiln leading in from the right.



  24. Barcombe Hill iron age settlement

    Snapshot Title: Barcombe Hill iron age settlement
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Just visible are the embankments of this defended iron age settlement on it's high point overlooking the Hadrian's Wall ridgeline to the north and the South Tyne river valley to the south



  25. A guess - Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: A guess - Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    This is more to give an indication of where the main section of Hadrian's Wall seen in this panorama is heading - so apologies if not totally accurate! Newcastle is another 20 or so miles beyond.



  26. Haydon Bridge A69 bypass

    Snapshot Title: Haydon Bridge A69 bypass
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The crane marks the point where the west end of the new Haydon Bridge bypass is having a bridge built over the River South Tyne.
    On a clearer day, Langley Castle would be visible in the woods in the ...



  27. Grandy's Knowe

    Snapshot Title: Grandy's Knowe
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    An 18th Century farmhouse built onto the side of a 16/17th Century bastle (fortified farmhouse). The nearby fields contain some wonderful spring flowers such as cowslips



  28. Sewingshield's Crag & Hadrian's Wall

    Snapshot Title: Sewingshield's Crag & Hadrian's Wall
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Climbing up to the last high point of this mid section of Hadrian's Wall, for those walking east along the National Trail, it's a long mainly downhill stretch towards the North Tyne valley at Chollerf...



  29. Housesteads Roman Fort

    Snapshot Title: Housesteads Roman Fort
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    The large beautifully situated Roman fort of Housesteads is one of the must visit parts of Hadrian's Wall. To the left, heading westwards, is one of thebest preserved parts of Hadrian's Wall, now part...



  30. Vindolanda Roman fort and settlement

    Snapshot Title: Vindolanda Roman fort and settlement
    Taken by: Chris

    Image: Northumberland - Barcombe Roman signal station
    Image Owner: Chris



    Description:

    Vindolanda Roman fort is set back from Hadrian's Wall, and has alot still to be excavated. However, the importance of Vindolanda has proved to be contained in the civilian settlement surrounding the f...