St. Andrew’s Church, Heddon-on-the-Wall, England

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Heddon-on-the-Wall in Northumberland, England. This village as a population of about 1300 and evidence suggests a continuity of settlement here since Hadrian’s Wall was built in the 130s AD. The Romans left in the 5th century but the church (St. Andrew’s) has Saxon origins dating from the 7th century and thereafter Norman architecture through to the current period.

Heddon sits on a high elevation on the line of Hadrian’s Wall, about nine miles west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Many of the street names have Roman influences.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path generates a steady flow of hikers traversing the line of the Wall to accommodate which there are shops,pubs and lodgings. For hikers travelling from east to west Heddon offers the first encounter with the actual masonry Wall.

A pleasant enough stop for an overnight. I stayed at Houghton North Farm as shown in image no 2 below.

Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon-on-the-Wall, England

Houghton North Farm, Heddon-on-the-Wall

Approach to Heddon-on-the-Wall via Hadrian’s Wall Path

Roman influenced street names at Heddon-on-the-Wall

Shops at Heddon-on-the-Wall, England

Cottages at Heddon-on-the-Wall, England

Three Tuns Pub, Heddon-on-the-Wall

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