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Turret 41a on Hadrian's Wall (Haltwhistle)

This turret is known as Turret 41a, and lies on Hadrian's Wall. It was first discovered by excavation in 1912 and was excavated again in 1967. These excavations found that the turret had been pulled down in Roman times and Hadrian's Wall built across part of it. The remains of the turret were consolidated after the last excavation and it can now be seen preserved as a standing feature. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6462
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; D King
EXCAVATION, Recent work on Hadrian's Wall, Cawfields 1967
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Haltwhistle

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