Roman Wall Crossing

Roman Wall Crossing
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Follow the Tyne
upstream | downstream

Near Cholorford, the Roman wall crosses the River Tyne. There's not a lot of it to be seen here but, you can just make out where it crosses.

The Roman wall was built by the Emperor Hadrian in year 69 A.D. and marked the northern most limit of the Roman Empire in Britain. The wall was originally fifteen feet high but, ever since the Romans left, it has been used as a convenient source of dressed stone for building castles, churches and houses. Don't take a stone from it now, however, it's a protected ancient monument now.