Monday, 14 September 2009

The Military Road, Northumberland

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The Military Road is the name given to part of the B6318 road in Northumberland which runs from Heddon on the Wall in the east to Greenhead in the West. It was built in 1746 by the Hanoverian forces, commanded by General Wade, in order to speed the movement of troops to suppress the Jacobite forces in Scotland. Sadly for the Roman Wall built 1600 years earlier some parts of the road are actually built on the foundation stones for the wall. and much of the walls material was used to construct other parts of the road.

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