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AERIAL SURVEY OF HADRIAN’S WALL EXPOSES WEALTH OF HISTORIC FEATURES

November 19, 2008

Prehistoric burial mounds, medieval sheep farms and 19th century lead mines are among the 2,700 previously unrecorded historic features revealed by an unprecedented survey of Hadrian’s Wall.

Based on 30,500 aerial photographs taken over the last 60 years, the English Heritage survey has mapped the entire world heritage site, placing the Roman fortification within a historic landscape that stretches all the way from the Neolithic period to the Cold War.

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