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Wery Wall, Lancaster
Wery Wall
locality:-   Lancaster
county:-   Lancashire
locality type:-   castle wall
1Km square:-   SD4762
10Km square:-   SD46
SummaryText:-   Remains of a fort wall, 4th century.

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 17:-  "On the north side of the hill, below the church-yard, are some remains of the wall that encompassed the station [roman fort, Lancaster]. It retains part of the ancient name of the place, being called Wery-wall. Those who suppose it to be that part of the priory-inclosure-wall, which was"
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Page 18:-  "situated on the north-side of the church-yard, may be satisfied it is not so, by viewing the part of the inclosure-wall yet standing, which is a thin mouldering fabric; whereas the Wery-wall is a cemented mass, that nothing but great violence can injure. Another fragment of it stands at a stile on the foot path, under the west end of the church-yard [1]. It is frequently met with in the church-yard, and its direction is to the western side of the castle. The father of the late William Bradshaw, Esq. of Halton, remembered the Wery-wall projecting over Bridge lane, and pointed directly to the river. This could never be the direction of the priory wall. To say nothing of the name which tradition has preserved, had Mr. Pennant viewed both, he would not have doubted a moment to join Camden against Leland. At Bridge-lane this wall makes an angle, and runs along the brow of the hill, behind the houses, in a line to Church-street, which it crosses about Covell cross. This is attested by the owners of the gardens. who have met with it in that direction, and always found blue clay under the foundation stones."
"[1] This has been lately destroyed."

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