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posted on 2020-03-27, 13:41 authored by Nicky GarlandNicky Garland

Shapefile of all major features of Hadrian’s Wall frontier (curtain wall, wall ditch and vallum). Original material evidenced from Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 base map, Historic England’s ‘An Archaeological Map of Hadrian’s Wall’ (Historic England 2014) and evidence from recent archaeological investigation (Collins and Symonds 2019). Shapefile provides simple representation of frontier as a polyline following a possible line of Hadrian’s Wall. The position of the line represents the central point of each feature. The line depicting the Vallum follows the base of the Vallum ditch. Breaks in the polyline data may represent breaks in the original line of the wall or a lack of archaeological information. Attribute table includes information length of segment (in metres) and features type (curtain wall, wall ditch, Vallum). GIS Vector data (polyline) created using ArcGIS ArcMap 10.5 in OSG36 (EPSG:27700) co-ordinate system. This dataset was created as part of the Hadrian’s Wall Community Archaeology Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster [TIFF geospatial data], Scale 1:25000, Ordnance Survey (GB), Using: EDINA Digimap Ordnance Survey Service, , Downloaded: 2017-10-24 15:07:52.57

Collins, R. and Symonds, M. (eds.) Hadrian’s Wall 2009-2019: A Summary of Excavation and Research prepared for The Fourteenth Pilgrimage of Hadrian’s Wall, 20-28 July 2019. Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Kendal, 19-26.

Historic England, 2014. An Archaeological Map of Hadrian’s Wall. Revised Edition. London.


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