Hadrian's Wall Vallum Between the Dismantled Railway North of Knockupworth Cottage and the Dismantled Railway South of Boomby Gill in Wall Mile 67
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Cumbria County Council
Carlisle City Council
SJ370370 (337038, 556980)
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Three rectilinear enclosures and associated linear ditch boundaries of possible Iron Age or Roman date are visible as cropmarks on air photographs.
Hadrian's wall never went across the Solway Tyne isthmus, anything found here would be part of old Roman estates, or enclosures of some sort. Hadrian's wall was for separating workers and their slaves to the north, from farmers who were settling south of the wall. The wall would have been a more effective replacement for the vallum against livestock and corn theft by those north of the wall. The forts on the wall would also act as distribution centres where rations of corn would be given as payment to those clearing forest and preparing new land for farming to the north of the wall.
george donaldson, 1 April 2012
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