Upper Denton


Upper Denton

Upper Denton is a village in the north of Cumbria, England. [Philip's Motorist's Atlas: 2004, Octopus Publishing Group, London, England] The village is situated to the south of the course of Hadrian's Wall. Nearby villages include Gilsland, Greenhead and Lanercost.

History

Nearby Hadrian's Wall, the most important Roman monument in Great Britain is located approximately one kilometre north of Upper Denton. [ [http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.13795 Official English Heritage website] ] The wall, was not a major battlement to prevent invasion, but a barrier to inderdite small bands of immigrants from the north, who, according to the Romans, were a threat to the peacefulness of settled Brittania. [Stephen Johnson (2004) "Hadrian's Wall", Sterling Publishing Co., Inc, 128 pps, ISBN 0713488409] The River Irthing demarcated a key transition in the geometry of Hadrian's Wall according to C. Michael Hogan. West of the Irthing "turf and timber prevailed, while cut stones with limed mortar interstices were used to the east" of the river. [ [http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18177 C.Michael Hogan (2007) "Hadrian's Wall", ed. Andy Burnham, The Megalithic Portal] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.visitcumbria.com/churches/upperdenton.htm Pictures, and brief details, of the church]
* [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CUL/UpperDenton/ GENUKI page]
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