Keys to the Past

Hadrian's Wall from East Town House to A69 in Wall mile 12 (Heddon-on-the-Wall)

This is a stretch of Hadrian's Wall running from East Town House to the A69. It has wide views overlooking the Tyne valley. The wall is buried for most of its course in this area, though it can be seen as an earthwork in a field at the west end. The remains of the vallum can be seen as ploughed out earthworks along much of this stretch. The course of the Roman road known as the Military Way, which ran along the corridor between the Wall and the vallum linking the turrets, milecastles and forts, has not been located. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10901
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon-on-the-Wall 1977; English Heritage
WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon on the Wall 1996; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
TRIAL TRENCH, Albemarle Barracks, interim report for archaeological evaluation stage 1 2001; GIFFORD
WATCHING BRIEF, No 47 and North Lodge, Military Road, Heddon 2002; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon-on-the-Wall Petrol Station 2003; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, North Lodge, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2003; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS
WATCHING BRIEF, 11a Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2003; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
TRIAL TRENCH, 23 Military Road, Heddon 2004; Pre-Construct Archaeology
TRIAL TRENCH, 57 Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, an archaeological evaluation 2005; Tyne and Wear Museums
TRIAL TRENCH, Phase 2 of an Archaeological Evaluation at 23 Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland 2005; Pre-Construct Archaeology
TRIAL TRENCH, Land adjacent to Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland: archaeological evaluation 2006; Archaeological Services University of Durham
WATCHING BRIEF, 4-5 Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2007; Archaeological Services Durham University
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
WATCHING BRIEF, Land adjacent to 23 Military Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Land adjacent to 4/6 Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, Land adjacent to 4/6 Hexham Road, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Tulip's Haulage Yard, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2014; Wardell Armstrong
EVALUATION, Land at Tulip's Haulage Yard, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2014; Wardell Armstrong
WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon-on-the-Wall 2016; AD Archaeology Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heddon-on-the-Wall


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