Keys to the Past

Milecastle 14 (Heddon-on-the-Wall)

This is the probable site of a milecastle on Hadrian's Wall. Its remains can still be seen as a low earthwork on a small hill west of Rudchester. It was excavated by archaeologists in 1946 and again in 2000. They found that the walls of the milecastle were heavily damaged with only fragments surviving. It had also been damaged by ploughing. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10854
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Hadrian's Wall Milecastle 14 (March Burn), interim report on archaeological evaluation, September 2000 2000; ENGLISH HERITAGE
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 Heddon-on-the-Wall


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