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place:- roman bridge, Stanwix
site name:- Hadrian's Wall
site name:- Eden, River
parish Stanwix Rural parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
roman bridge; bridge
coordinates:- NY395566
10Km square:- NY35

1Km square NY3956

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 228, quoting Mr Horsley:-
... The ruins of the wall are very visible to the brink of the precipice, over which it seems to have passed in going down to the river, just as at Burdoswold. But doubtless both these precipices have been made more steep, since the building of the wall, by the falling away of the bank. It is not unlikely (as some have thought) that the river Eden has formerly run near the north side of Carlisle castle, and joined the river Caudey near the north-west corner. However, I think it evident, that there must have been some alteration in the course of the river since the time of the Romans. And I believe the wall has been carried forward pretty directly from the height on one side of the river to the opposite height on the other. We are told in Camden, "that the wall passed the river over-against the castle, where in the very channel the remains of it (namely the great stones) appear to this day."
person:- archaeologist : Horsley, John
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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