Hadrian's Wall gets cash boost

A central section of the 2,000 year-old wall is at risk. Photo: ITV

The Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site has received a £537,185 funding boost to help protect it for future generations.

The money's being provided by the SITA Trust. After detailed surveys in May specialist stone masons will begin the conservation work on a threatened central section of the Wall. Parts of it are currently on English Heritage's Heritage at Risk register. Access to the Wall will be improved at several other locations as well and new signage and interpretation will help to attract more visitors to the Roman frontier.

The full project is expected to be completed in August 2013.

This is fantastic news for Hadrian’s Wall and we are very grateful to SITA Trust for recognising the importance of this project for the future of the World Heritage Site.

– Linda Tuttiett, chief executive, Hadrian's Wall Heritage