Milecastle 44, Hadrian's Wall (Greenhead)
Milecastle 44 survives as an earthwork, with the remains of its walls covered by turf. Here and there some of the facing stones can be seen. This milecastle has been robbed of some of its stone in the past, especially on the inside of the walls, but it is not known who did this or when. Milecastles were connected to Hadrian's Wall by a road called the Military Way and remains of this can be seen here surviving as a causeway 3.5m wide. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates|
WATCHING BRIEF, Greatchesters Roman Fort and Hadrian's Wall from Cockmounthill Plantation to Allolees 2009; Alan Williams Archaeology
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Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead
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