Cotswold Region -
and typical Home
Bob: "Just your size Kim"
Kim: "And no need for the Patch"
Following our tour of Ireland,
we headed home by way of
Wales and up through
England to see Cotswold,
Stonehenge and Hadrians
Hadrian's Wall was
built by the order of the
Emperor Hadrian, following
his visit to Britain in AD122.
It was planned as a
continuous wall with a
milecastle every Roman mile
(1.48 kilometres) and two
turrets equally spaced
between each milecastle.
The wall, with its defensive ditches and
large forts, stretched from coast to coast, a
distance of 80 Roman miles (approximately
120 Kilometres or 75 miles). It formed the
northernmost frontier of the Roman empire.
The Grainary as we saw it (above) and
the picture to the right depicts what it may
have looked like.
AD 43 and by the end of the first century
controlled the country as far north as
|The hypocaust, a Roman
heating system for the Fort. The
Pillars supported the stone flag
floor above and the underfloor
Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. It's original purpose is
unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient
earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on
the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking
citizens from the societies of long ago.