Category:Kirkbride, Cumbria

English: Kirkbride, Cumbria is a village and civil parish in Cumbria in the north of England. Significant elements of ancient history are close to Kirkbride including the Kirkbride Roman fort and Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall in this western reach and the Kirkbride fort were predominantly of turf and timber construction due to the paucity of available stone in this part of western England around the Solway Plain. The earliest recorded history around Kirkbride derives from the Roman occupation period; in 122 AD, the Romans constructed proximate Hadrian's Wall, which incorporated Agricola's Ditch and was made chiefly of turf and timber in the western reaches such as near Kirkbride, such as on the Solway Plain. The wall was designed primarily to prevent entrance by small bands of raiders or unwanted immigration from the north, not as a fighting line for a major invasion according to Johnson.

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