Keys to the Past

Milecastle 16, Hadrian's Wall (Stamfordham)

It is known that a Roman milecastle must exist somewhere near here. Archaeologists excavated here in the 1960s, but did not find it. The milecastle is known as `milecastle 16' by experts on Hadrian's Wall. Earthworks can be seen at this site. The milecastle is part of Hadrian's Wall. It is a Scheduled Monument and is protected by law. It forms part of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site.

Reference number:N10006
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Stamfordham

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