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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.

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Northumberland landscape near Elsdon

This evening, I am reporting on the Northumbrian village (England) of Elsdon which lies about thirty miles N.W. of Newcastle upon Tyne on the southern tip of the Northumberland National Park.Summary facts and information as follows:

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Roman Officer’s tombstone, Elson Church, England

This evening, I am indulging in my passion for the Roman period (in Britain).

Recently, I came across the weathered tombstone of a Roman Officer inside St Cuthbert’s Church, Elsdon, Northumberland, England.,The Church has a history dating back to the late 11th century. The officer would appear to have died in the 3rd century and why the tombstone has found its way to Elsdon is open to speculation. As mentioned below, the officer was stationed at Bremenium, a northern outpost of Hadrian’s Wall, about eight miles north of Elsdon.

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