Hadrian’s Wall at 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.

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

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. (See image at top of post.)

Line of Hadrian’s Wall looking west from Heddon-on-the-Wall

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

Three Tuns Pub, Heddon-on-the-Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Path approaching Heddon-on-the-Wall from east.

Shops at Heddon-on-the-Wall

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