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Landscape Photograph Print: Caw Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

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Caw Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

"Caw Gap, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland" by Roger Clegg

Catalogue number: HW701C

A beautiful winter sunrise at Caw Gap on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. The farm is listed as "Shield On The Wall". "Shield" or "Shields" are common in place names in Northumberland. It is not associated with heraldry or Military shields. It refers to the summer huts and grazing land on the high hills used up to c1800 known as "shielings".

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