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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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Elsdon Tower, Northumberland, England

Tonight, I am providing information on Elsdon Tower, one of the finest examples in the Scottish Borders of a medieval Tower House and one of the best preserved historic buildings in Northumberland, northern England.

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