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UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DESTRUCTION OF LONDON'S ROMAN WALL

UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DESTRUCTION OF LONDON'S ROMAN WALL

About the year 1880, when the railway to Southend was being constructed, it was unfortunately necessary for the building of the line that this fine piece of the actual Roman wall as we see it here, the least altered by medieval and subsequent repair, should be demolished. Luckily a photograph was secured at the time, so that we can see very clearly what the wall looked like. It was about eight feet thick at the base and some fifteen feet high. A triple course of Roman brick tiles appears amid the mass of ragstone.

Other pictures from London's Roman Remains


THE BRIDGE AND RAMPARTS OF ROMAN LONDON FROM THE SOUTHWARK BANK-AUGUSTA RECONSTRUCTED FROM THE FINDINGS OF A ROYAL COMMISSION
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