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Thirlwall Castle

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Thirlwall Castle is linked to an old English word "Thirl" derived from the Greek "Thura"("θύρα") and more familiar English word "wall", related to nearby Hadrian's Wall. An article appearing in "Atlantic Monthly" magazine describes "thirl" as "a small passage built into a wall to allow sheep but not cattle to pass through". This derives from and corresponds to the Greek definition for "Thura". "Wall" within this name refers to Roman-built Hadrian's Wall between Northeast England and Scotland in Northumbria."

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Thirlwall
Northumberland
United Kingdom

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