NorthofthetyneCam April 2011


Digital Photoraphy by Norman Mackillop

April 2011

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

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Lucker Village

Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
The memorial to the war dead of Luker and the surrounding district, Lucker, Northumberland.

Some interesting thoughts on the derivation of the name Lucker. " The Hollows"? Place names in Northumberland and Durham. Allan Mawer MA 1920

The Bridge built in 1871 over the Waren Burn, Lucker, Northumberland.
Wild garlic on the banks of the Waren Burn, Lucker, Northumberland.
The church of St. Hilda, Lucker, Northumberland.
The Watson Memorial Hall, Lucker, Northumberland.
Seahouses Harbour, Northumberland.
Fresh creels, Seahouses, Northumberland.
At the mouth of the Harbour, Seahouses, Northumberland.
Hadrian's Wall - Walltown
The line of the Roman Wall built by the Emperor Hadrian in AD 122-3 runs coast to coast. These images are from the stretch north of Haltwhistle. There is no town of Walltown but the farmhouse here bears the name. This is the site of Turret 44b, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
The owners of Walltown Quarry had no regard for the history on the ridge above their workings. The Wall is severed at this point , Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
The Walltown Quarry site abandoned. Hadrian's Wall continues on the far ridge, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
Thankfully some of the most spectacular remains are to be found west of the Walltown Quarry, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
The Wall builders wrapped their project around the huge boulders on the ridge top, Waltown, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.
Looking to the East and the Sewingshield and Highshield Crags .This farm is called Greatchesters after the modern name of the Roman Wall fort (AESICA). In 1724 a visitor reported that the Fort Hall as still standing to a hight of nearly 13 feet.(3.96M) ,The field wall in the foreground sits on the foundations of Hadrian's Wall, Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

To see this section of the wall in more detail go to Hadrianswallcamera page XI

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