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GEOG: England: "SILICEOUS GRASS. ROMAN WALL." "[separate label listing species] …+ humus Colluma --? peat "
Location
England, Hadrian's Wall
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Resource ID
49829

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carpet boarshill,

2 yearss ago

This is Hadrian's wall looking east from Housesteads. It's a very popular shot and many versions of it can be found on the internet. It's also very similar indeed (but not quite identical to) the frontispiece photo in "Handbook to the Roman Wall" by J. Collingwood Bruce where the caption is "The Wall at Housesteads -- looking east towards Kings Crag. Photo by Valentine & Sons Ltd." I would love to know the name of the crag on the horizon!

carpet boarshill,

2 yearss ago

A bit more on this: the photo is taken from the north side of the wall and *probably* close to or opposite Milecastle 37 (on the south side of the wall). The Pennine Way runs N-S is a little way behind the camera. The stone style tagged in the photo seems to have gone today but there is now a gate a little further south. An easy photo for someone?

carpet HEIRteam,

2 yearss ago

The power of social media tells us the crag on the horizon is Win Sil (info from Robert Petts).

walk class31,

2 yearss ago

The crag on the horizon is Sewingshields Crag. Whin Sill (not Win Sill) is a more general term.

carpet HEIRteam,

2 yearss ago

Thanks for the clarification.

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