Hadrian's Wall trivia
Marshall George Wade's house in Bath, now the National Trust shop. He died here in 1748, at least a year before surveying began on the Military Road (B6318) from Newcastle to Carlisle that destroyed about 30 miles of Hadrian's Wall. Thus, although it is frequently known as 'General [sic] Wade's Military Road', it wasn't. The connection with Wade comes from his having tried unsuccessfully to march an army from Newcastle to Carlisle to intercept the Jacobite rebels (who, ironically, made swift progress on the roads he had built in the Highlands!).
Poor old Marshall Wade; doubly cursed by roads.